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Accident: 14339899 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Wheels Of Crane

Accident: 14339899 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/15/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1501071306/17/19851791J & J Steel Erectors Inc
Employee #1 was acting as a lookout for a 30 ton Bucyrus-Erie crane that was being backed into a parking space. He was behind the crane when the operator lost sight of him and he was crushed by the crane's left rear wheels. Employee #1 was apparently killed instantly. The crane kept backing until it was approximately 40 to 45 ft past the body of Employee #1. Employee #1 and the crane operator had both consumed alcoholic beverages prior to the accident. There were no witnesses.
Keywords: signalman, alcohol, truck crane, work rules, construction, crushed, run over, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15010713 Fatality Other Supervisors, n.e.c.

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