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Accident: 14321293 - One Employee Killed By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 14321293 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 05/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1825381505/23/19881541Rees Weaver & Company, Incorporated
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10038409805/24/19881541Bituma Corporation
Employee #1 and coworkers were changing a crane boom section. Although they were working under the boom, which they had lowered to approximately 5 1/2 ft above the ground, they did not set the boom on a block or reposition the pendant from in front of the pins to behind them. When the employees removed the lower pins to the boom section, the boom folded and fell, breaking a coworker's hip and killing Employee #1.
Keywords: clearance, unsecured, blocks, crane boom, work rules, construction, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18253815 Fatality Other Helpers, mechanics and repairers
2 100384098 Occupation Not Listed

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