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Accident: 14243075 - Employee Decapitated When Truck Crane Overturns

Accident: 14243075 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 06/17/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30144332106/17/19961799Mrm Technical Group
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10294276006/17/19967549Whitford Towing
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10294277806/17/19961623Mid-Atlantic Piperliners
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on June 17, 1996, Employee #1 arrived at a site with a JLG 1500 JBT boom truck crane. He was planning to load some materials onto the bed of another truck so they could be transported to another part of the site for installation. During the initial lift, the truck crane flipped over. Employee #1, who was operating the boom from the exterior control platform just behind the cab on the passenger side of the truck, struck against an electrical transformer box that was adjacent to the truck at curbside. He was decapitated by the impact.
Keywords: truck boom, decapitated, overturn, truck crane, struck against, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301443321 Occupation Not Listed
2 102942760 Occupation Not Listed
3 102942778 Fatality Other Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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