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Accident: 14380927 - Employee Killed When Struck By A Falling Hoist Block

Accident: 14380927 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 11/08/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12219116611/08/19953321Caterpillar Inc.
At approximately 1:45 a.m. on November 8, 1995, Employee #1 was preparing to hoist a lift truck onto a deck. As he was rigging the truck for the lift, the operator of the crane raised the hoist block into the crane structure. The wire rope on the block broke. The block fell approximately 40 ft, striking Employee #1, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: rigging, hoisting mechanism, wire rope, work rules, broken cable, equipment failure, struck by, crane block, falling object, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122191166 Fatality Other Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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