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Accident: 14499040 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Boom

Accident: 14499040 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 08/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10230226209/26/19881623James Kaiser Construction Equipment & Maintenance
Employee #1 was disassembling the boom of a Link Belt crawler crane, model LS-108B, serial #9LG5554. He lowered the boom, leaving its peak 3 to 4 feet off the ground without blocking or cribbing. While there was tension on the main pendants, Employee #1 disconnected the bottom pins of a joint or section that was behind the joint to which the main pendants were connected. The boom sections rotated on the top pins and the boom fell. Employee #1, who as underneath the boom, was struck on the upper portion of his body and killed.
Keywords: dismantling, blocks, crane boom, work rules, crawler crane, construction, struck by, falling object, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102302262 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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