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Accident: 14485387 - Employee Killed And Coworker Injuered In A Fall

Accident: 14485387 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 06/19/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10691393206/21/19891542B.M.S. Inc.
At 6:20 p.m. on June 09, 1990, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were dismantling a stiff arm under a crane boom that was used to dig peat from a peat bog. Employee #1 was approximately 70 ft above ground and Employee #2 was about 35 ft up. Old wire ropes were cut with a torch. One of them was hung up in the drum at the tip of the boom. When the pins attaching the stiff leg to the boom were cut, the stiff leg fell and was caught on the wire rope hung on in the boom tip. This pulled the boom to the ground and caused the fall of Employees #1 and #2. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was hospitalized with serious injuries to his ankle.
Keywords: wire rope, crane boom, torch, fall, sprain, ankle, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106913932 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 106913932 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported

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