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Accident: 14312151 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Crane Grabber

Accident: 14312151 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 09/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1778096608/29/19863354Aluminum Shapes, Inc.
AT APPROXIMATLEY 6:30 AM ON AUGUST 29, 1986, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE PACKAGING ALUMINUM EXTRUDED PARTS (WINDOW FRAMES AND POOL FRAMES). THE CRANE OPERATOR WAS CALLED BY THE AREA FOREMAN TO BRING ADDITIONAL MATERIAL TO BE PACKED. THE CRANE, EQUIPPED WITH A GRABBER ATTACHMENT, WAS POSITIONED DIRECTLY OVER THE EMPLOYEES' HEADS. SOMEHOW THE GRABBER ATTACHMENT CAME UNHOOKED FROM THE CRANE AND FELL. THE GRABBER STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE BACK, KNOCKED HIM DOWN AND LANDED ON HIM. HE RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS CLOSE BY, AND WHEN HE TURNED AROUND TO SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING HE WAS STRUCK ON HIS RIGHT ARM BY THE FALLING GRABBER. HE RECEIVED MINOR INJURY (SCRATCHES) WHICH DID NOT REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION.
Keywords: crane hook, unsecured, work rules, back, struck by, falling object, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17780966 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 17780966 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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