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Accident: 14278188 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Hydraulic Crane Boom

Accident: 14278188 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 11/15/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10168107011/15/19853272United Concrete Products, Inc.
At approximately 10:43 a.m. on November 15, 1985, Employee #1, a bystander, was watching a septic tank that was being positioned in the ground, when he was struck and killed by the lifting boom of a hydraulic crane. When calculations were made and compared with the specifications and features of the main boom lift capability load radius chart, form #TD 411-1072, the crane was found to have been overloaded. Some welds were also corroded; this contributed to the failure of the remaining welds, which allowed the boom to fall.
Keywords: inadequate maint, crane boom, work rules, overloaded, broken weld, crushed, struck by, crane, hydraulic crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101681070 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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