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Accident: 14308738 - Employee Killed When Impaled By Falling Digger-Derrick Boom

Accident: 14308738 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 11/25/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1785882011/25/19871711Santaniello, Inc.
Employee was removing a utility pole using a Pole Cat digger-derrick. The utility pole was embedded 6 feet in the ground. The excessive pressure on the boom of the digger-derrick caused it to snap, fatally impaling the operator.
Keywords: digger-derrick, boom, impaled, overloaded, equipment failure, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17858820 Fatality Concussion Drillers, earth

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