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Accident: 14415582 - Employee Dies In Fall When Struck By Counterweight

Accident: 14415582 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 07/17/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10658935107/19/19951389D & S Machine And Welding, Inc.
Employee #1 was removing wristpins for relocation on crank arms, which were suspended with a chained counterweight attached to a hook and cable from a gin pole truck. When bolts attaching the weight to the crank arm pulled free from its manufactured base, the free counterweight struck Employee #1, causing him to fall to the ground. A coworker witnessed the fall. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: gin pole, maintenance, counterbalance, equipment failure, truck, fall, oil well servicing, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106589351 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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