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Accident: 14297477 - Employee Killed When Falling Crane Load Lacerates Leg

Accident: 14297477 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 03/31/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10442556604/01/19893312Bethlehem Steel Corp.
At 1:45 p.m. on March 31, 1989, Employee #1, a material handler, was assisting in loading a 40 ft flatbed truck. He was supposed to position himself away from the loading area until the material had been lowered to within a few inches of the loader; he was then to come in and guide the load into position, placing wooden chocks between each lift. Employee #1 was walking toward the crane as it was coming in with a load when one of the four load handling hooks disengaged, causing the load to swing and fall. It struck Employee #1 on the rear of his right leg, resulting in a severe laceration and loss of blood. He was killed.
Keywords: loading, crane hook, loss of blood, unsecured, work rules, suspended load, laceration, struck by, falling object, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104425566 Fatality Cut/Laceration Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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