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Accident: 14290316 - Construction Worker Killed When Crane Boom Fell On Him

Accident: 14290316 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 04/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10055600004/20/19881629Thompson Bros. Dock Builders
AT APPROXIMATELY 2:15 PM ON APRIL 19, 1988, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DISMANTLING A TRUCK CRANE BOOM (50' OF A 70' BOOM). THE BOOM WAS SUSPENDED ABOUT 5 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. WHILE UNDER THE BOOM, EMPLOYEE #1 APPARENTLY REMOVED THE TWO LOWER PINS CONNECTING THE BOOM SECTIONS. HE HAD NOT BLOCKED THE BOOM OR REPOSITIONED THE PENDANT LINES. THE BOOM SECTIONS SPREAD APART AT THE BOTTOM AND THEN FELL. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CRUSHED BY THE FALLING BOOM. HE DIED ONE HOUR LATER IN THE HOSPITAL DUE TO CRUSHING CHEST INJURIES.
Keywords: chest, dismantling, unsecured, blocks, crane boom, work rules, mobile crane, construction, crushed, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100556000 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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