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Accident: 14418339 - Employee Killed When Struck By Crane Boom

Accident: 14418339 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 09/30/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10138617510/04/19891791R.M. Taylor, Inc.
Employee #1 working on a roof of a building, unhooked the last of the structural steel when a train approached the crane that was sitting adjacent to a truck. Employee #2 operating the crane, Model C150 RO Stinger 13-Ton, then swung the boom over the power lines to the back of the truck and lifted the rear stabilizer poles to let the train pass. Employee #1 then signaled Employee #2 to swing the boom back to re-hook the structural members. As Employee #2 swung the boom back over the power lines, the truck began to tip over, causing the boom to knock out the power lines and fall to the roof striking Employee #1 in the back of the head killing him.
Keywords: boom truck, boom, crane lifting beam, truck, struck by, concussion, crane operator, train, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101386175 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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