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Accident: 14469522 - Struck By Falling Concrete Block (Wire Rope Broke)

Accident: 14469522 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 09/18/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
111901510/11/19842951Allegheny Asphalt & Paving Inc
ON 9-18-84 A LABORER USED A WIRE ROPE SLING TO HOOK UP A 3 TON CONCRETE BLOCK TO A HOOK ON A FRONT END LOADER BUCKET. THE FRONT END LOADER PICKED UP THE CONCRETE BLOCK TO A HEIGHT OF 3 TO 4 FEET. THE LABORER WAS GUIDING THE 3'X 3'X 7' CONCRETE BLOCK INTO POSITION SO IT WOULD FIT ON TOP OF ANOTHER CONCRETE BLOCK WHEN THE WIRE ROPE SLING BROKE. THE 3'X 3' X 7' BLOCK FELL AND STRUCK THE LABORER. HE WAS FATALLY INJURED.
Keywords: front end loader, wire rope, sling, concrete block, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1119015 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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