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Accident: 14392740 - Employee Killed When Cherry Picker Overturns

Accident: 14392740 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 11/21/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30039249512/03/19963731Alliance Marine And Industrial Repair Inc.
Employee #1, a cherry picker operator, was positioning a Grove hydraulic crane to perform ship repairs. The crane had an empty personnel basket on its hook. He stopped the crane and swung the basket to the left without extending the outriggers. Witnesses stated that the crane started to rock, then tipped over on its left side, crushing Employee #1 as he tried to jump free. The empty basket weighed 850 pounds but, unknown to the operator, it had a 1,000 pound test weight bolted to the bottom of it. Employee #1 apparently boomed down too far and exceeded the tipping point of the crane.
Keywords: outrigger, crane outrigger, work rules, overloaded, crushed, crane operator, communication, hydraulic crane, overturn, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300392495 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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