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Accident: 14382980 - Two Employees Killed When Struck By Hoist

Accident: 14382980 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 01/08/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10152262101/11/19881761Scott Larson Dba Larson Roofing & Painting
Employees #1 and #2 were members of a three-man roofing crew that was dismantling a Reimann Georger trolley track hoist. Cement blocks had been removed from the counterweight system and were being lowered to the ground by a hoist. Employee #1, the hoist operator, allowed a load of four blocks to free fall approximately 40 ft, then abruptly applied the brake. The hoist flipped off the roof, knocking Employee #1 over the roof's edge. It landed on Employee #2, who was standing on the ground waiting to unload the blocks. Both employees were killed.
Keywords: dismantling, work rules, construction, hoist, fall, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101522621 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 101522621 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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