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Accident: 14480545 - One Killed, One Injured In Fall When Crane Load Drops

Accident: 14480545 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 12/10/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
106484912/11/19841791National Erector Corp
Employee #1 and a coworker were riding on a 5-ton flatbed trailer to help balance the load as the trailer was hoisted by a 75-ton crane for transport offsite. A weld broke on the tie-down rail of the trailer, wit. This was the same tie-down that held the connection to the crane hook, and the trailer fell. Both employees were thrown to the ground and sustained serious injuries. Employee #1 died at 11:00 a.m. on December 13, 1984.
Keywords: work rules, broken weld, construction, riding on equipment, fall, trailer, falling object, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1064849 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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