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Accident: 14412779 - Employee Killed When Struck By Crane Pendant

Accident: 14412779 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 01/14/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10761205301/15/19913498Atlas Bradford
The employer had modified a bridge crane's pendant control nine years ago so that it was rigidly mounted and moved along a catwalk's guardrail (3 inches above). The crane operator held the travel button down and walked along the catwalk. There are three stairways leading to the catwalk with 2 in. tubular steel guards forming 90 degree angles with the catwalk's guardrail. Employee #1 was attempting to exit the catwalk onto the stairway. The crane operator thought that Employee #1 was going to step back and allow him to pass with the crane. When the employee stepped between the moving pendant and guardrail, the operator immediately released the travel button, but the crane coasted more than 6 ft before stopping. Employee #1 was "rolled" or pinned between the pendant and the top guardrail for several feet. He was killed.
Keywords: guardrail, pinned, crane carriage, caught between, catwalk, struck by, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107612053 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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