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Accident: 14289003 - Two Employees Injured In Personnel Hoist Collapse

Accident: 14289003 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 05/02/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10290690605/02/19911711Colan Corporation
Employees #1 and #2 were at work in a personnel hoist at 77 ft level. A signal was given to the crane operator to move the hoist. When it began to move, the hoist became caught on a protruding metal piece. A signal was given to the operator to stop, but he did not. The jib collapsed and the hoist fell about 30 ft. Employee #1's face struck the railing that he was holding onto. Employee #2 was struck by an oxygen and acetylene cylinder that had broken loose and was being tossed about.
Keywords: cylinder, rail, jib crane, struck against, hoist, struck by, face, falling object, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102906906 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 102906906 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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