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Accident: 14378921 - Employee Killed When Struck By Crane Boom

Accident: 14378921 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 12/17/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
192862112/19/19841622Pyramid Construction Company Inc
Employee #1 was adding a section of boom to an FMC link-belt speeder crawler crane. He did not block the boom or move the pendant ropes back to the section where the pins were to be removed. Employee #1 knocked out one lower pin and then got under the boom and knocked out the other lower pin. The boom came apart at the bottom, knocking him to the ground. Employee #1 died of crushing chest injuries.
Keywords: chest, dismantling, crane boom, work rules, crawler crane, construction, crushed, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1928621 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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