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Accident: 14396113 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Objects

Accident: 14396113 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 10/23/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10227997310/27/19921629Perini/O & G - Joint Venture
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on October 23, 1992, Employee #1 was eating lunch on a raised area adjacent to a concrete pour being performed on a section of a lock and dam project on the Red River. A 225 ton American crane was transporting a 5 cubic yard metal concrete bucket to the pour area. Employee #1 was directly in the path of the concrete bucket's swing route. A failure of the ball bearing swivel between the cable and the headache ball caused the headache ball, hook, and attached concrete bucket to fall directly onto Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: construction, equipment failure, concrete bucket, struck by, falling object, headache ball, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102279973 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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