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Accident: 14498166 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Crane Block

Accident: 14498166 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 09/20/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
229994909/23/19851629H B Zachry Co
Employee #1 was approximately 25 ft away from where a crane operator was using an HSP 25 Link Belt hydraulic tire-mounted crane, model 19080, to move a 600 lb pipe from a structure to a place outside a fence. While he was scooping out with the jib, the main block was drawn tight up to the boom (two-blocking) and the line snapped. The lower block fell on Employee #1, killing him. The operator said he had been watching his flagman and his load. The last time he looked at his block, he had approximately 1 ft of rope and he thought that was enough to continue putting the pipe down.
Keywords: work rules, jib crane, broken cable, construction, struck by, two-blocking, crane block, falling object, hydraulic crane, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2299949 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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