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Accident: 14277040 - Crushed By Boom Of Crane

Accident: 14277040 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 06/12/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
181690906/12/19845093Charles J Whelden Co Inc
A MAGNETIC TYPE CRAWLER CRANE WAS BEING OPERATED IN A SCRAP YARD ENVIRONMENT. EMPLOYEE #1, WHO NORMALLY WORKS AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION AS A MECHANICS HELPER, CAME OVER TO SPEAK TO THE CRANE OPERATOR. AFTER A CONVERSATION, EMPLOYEE #1 BEGAN TO CLEAN SCRAP FROM THE ROADWAY AREA. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 BEGAN TO LEAVE THE AREA, A WELD PULLED APART IN THE LOWER SECTION OF THE CRANE BOOM. THE LOWER SECTION HAD BEEN RECENTLY FABRICATED. THE TOP BOOM SECTION FELL, HITTING AND CRUSHING EMPLOYEE #1.
Keywords: crane boom, crawler crane, crushed, falling object, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1816909 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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