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Accident: 14280911 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 14280911 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 04/10/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10984600602/07/20001791Capco Steel Corporation
Employee #1 was part of a crew that was assembling a crane. The crane gantry, which was not fully raised, was in the "floating" position. The crew was standing under the crane boom, on the goose neck of a tractor trailer. When the load line started to raise the erection block lying on the goose neck, the gantry raised and the boom fell. All the workers except Employee #1 were able to jump off the trailer. He was struck by the boom and pinned to the trailer, suffering a broken back and possibly pelvic damage. When the boom was raised, Employee #1 fell from the trailer and struck his head, sustaining a laceration that required six sutures to close. He was hospitalized for his injuries, which were considered life-threatening for several days.
Keywords: fracture, unsecured, crane boom, construction, gantry crane, back, caught between, fall, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109846006 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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