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Accident: 14456966 - Struck By Falling Crane Block

Accident: 14456966 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 07/27/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1518999608/02/19844911Utah Power & Light
AN EMPLOYEE HAD POSITIONED A HYDRAULIC TELESCOPING CRANE, MOUNTED ON AN M8 TANK RETRIEVER, FOR DISMANNTLING A TWO-POLE STRUCTURE. INFORMED THAT A NEW POSITION MUST BE TAKEN FOR HEIGHT, THE EMPLOYEE STARTED RETRACTING THE BOOM AND TAKING LOAD LINE UP AT THE SAME TIME. THE BOOM HAD BEEN EQUIPPED WITH A 20-FOOT-LONG JIB TO INCREASE HEIGHT CAPABILITY, BUT THE JIB HAD NOT BEEN EQUIPPED WITH ANY TYPE OF DEVICE TO WARN THE OPERATOR OF IMPENDNG TWO-BLOCKING. AS THE LOAD LINE WAS BEING TAKEN UP, THE ATTACHED BLOCK WAS PULLED UP AND OVER THE END SHEAVE. IT THEN SLID DOWN THE BOOM, FALLING INTO THE CAB. THE BLOCK STRUCK THE EMPLOYEE'S HAND, BREAKING IT.
Keywords: elec utility work, struck by, two-blocking, crane block, falling object, crane, hydraulic crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15189996 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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