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Accident: 14320345 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Crane Component

Accident: 14320345 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 07/16/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
109531407/16/19841542Turner Construction Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
109532207/16/19841794Reliance Drilling Inc
Employee #1 was working as a signalman for a Manitowoc 3000W crawler crane, serial #30202, that was being used to drill holes for and place building foundation caissons. He was standing within 10 feet of a caisson when a boom rope roller became dislodged, fell approximately 60 feet, and struck him on the head. Employee #1 sustained massive injuries and died. A mounting bracket, which had somehow become damaged, caused the boom roller to fall.
Keywords: head, signalman, equipment failure, crane boom, crawler crane, construction, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1095314 Occupation Not Listed
2 1095322 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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