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Accident: 14511216 - Employee Crushed And Killed By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 14511216 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 06/17/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10030072206/18/19851611Heath Constructors Inc
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 17, 1985, Employee #1 was working alone, dismantling two 20 ft long sections of a 60 ft long crane boom on an FMC Link Belt LS 108B crawler crane, serial #9lG5247. The boom sections were not blocked or supported in any way, except that the top of the boom was resting on the ground and the butt section of the boom was attached to the rotatable superstructure of the crane. As Employee #1 removed the two lower pins holding together the upper two boom sections, the crane boom below this connection fell to ground. Employee #1's body was crushed from his head to his hips; he was killed.
Keywords: dismantling, unsecured, blocks, crane boom, work rules, crawler crane, construction, crushed, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100300722 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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