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Accident: 14385280 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Crane Counterweight

Accident: 14385280 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 07/02/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10009338407/23/19851761Brown & Kerr Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10009347507/03/19857359La Grange Crane Service
Employee #1 (an aider, or operator helper) was working near an FMC Link Belt 50-ton hydraulic truck crane. The crane was being used to hoist and lower materials from a one-story building during installation of a prebuilt roof. Employee #1 placed himself within the swing radius of the rear of the rotating superstructure and was crushed and killed between the counterweight and the body of the crane. Accessible areas within the swing radius of the crane's rotating superstructure had not been barricaded.
Keywords: clearance, work rules, crane counterweight, guardrail, truck crane, construction, caught between, crushed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100093384 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 100093475 Occupation Not Listed

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