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Accident: 14500060 - Employees Injured By Fall From Walkway

Accident: 14500060 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 10/11/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10355030710/12/19881741Dee Brown Masonry, Inc./Bill Dentinger Inc.(Joint)
Employees #1 through #4 were standing 16 ft above the ground floor on an elevated walkway erecting a precast radius to a soffit concrete unit. One of the two suspension points of the 2,500 lb piece was supported by an overhead hammerhead tower crane. The other lift point was already transferred to a chain hoist just inside the east elevation of the building. While the unit was being rotated, the load hook of the chain hoist was subjected to a side pull. The safety latch of the hook was forced out of the hook and the load was detached, causing the unit to pendulum. The unit smashed the walkway and Employees #1 through #4 fell 16 feet. They sustained rib and elbow fractures. The accident was caused by a rigging failure and the use of an improper technique.
Keywords: fracture, crane hook, unsecured, walk platform, construction, equipment failure, rib, fall, elbow, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103550307 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters
2 103550307 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Brickmasons and stonemasons apprentices
3 103550307 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Brickmasons and stonemasons
4 103550307 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters

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