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Accident: 14341846 - Construction Worker Killed When Crushed By Counterweight

Accident: 14341846 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/26/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10125790504/28/19881542Rilea Construction Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1742694104/27/19881711Falcon Fire Protection Inc.
Employee #1 was placing a 16 ft long by 1 1/2 in. diameter sprinkler pipe into a ventilator shaft on the machinery room roof. He was bending over the shaft wall helping to align the pipe when the crane operator rotated the crane. Employee #1 was crushed to death against the top of the ventilator wall by the crane's counterweight bottom. The crane operator knew that there was a 3/4 in. (unloaded) clearance between the counterweight and the ventilator wall top, but he was unaware of Employee #1's position.
Keywords: counterbalance, construction, crushed, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101257905 Occupation Not Listed
2 17426941 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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