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Accident: 14384937 - Caught Between Column And Overhead Crane Frame

Accident: 14384937 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 03/29/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
154214104/18/19841761Howard Industries Inc
AN IRON WORKER WAS STRUCK BY, AND CAUGHT BETWEEN, THE FRAME OF AN OVERHEAD CRANE AND A COLUMN AS HE WAS CLIMBING (OR DESCENDING) A FIXED LADDER TO THE ROOF. HE WAS STRUCK BY A WHITING 20 TON OVERHEAD CRANE (SER. NO. 11693). THE IMPACT OF THE BLOW PINNED HIS BODY BETWEEN THE BUILDING COLUMN (#12) AND THE FRAME OF THE CRANE. EMPLOYEE #1 RECEIVED INJURIES TO THE CHEST AND LEFT THIGH. IF EMPLOYEE #1 HAD FOLLOWED THE COMPANY'S PROCEDURE OF NOTIFYING THE CRANE OPERATOR AND/OR THE HOOK UP MAN THAT HE WANTED TO USE THE LADDER, THE ACCIDENT COULD POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN AVOIDED. THE CRANE WAS OPERATED BY AN EMPLOYEE OF THE BUILDING OWNER.
Keywords: erection process, building, iron worker, ladder, construction, caught between, steel erection, metal decking, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1542141 Fatality Puncture Structural metal workers

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