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Accident: 14514152 - Employee Killed When Struck On Head By Crane Hook Block

Accident: 14514152 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 04/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11029398204/06/19903312Empire Detroit Steel
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11029399004/06/19904731Triangle Equipment Corporation
At 9:00 a.m. on April 5, 1990, Employee #1, of Triangle Equipment Corp., a trucking company, was working at Empire Detroit Steel when a two-blocked crane hook block, which did not have a hoist upper travel safety limit switch, jammed and severed the lift cables. The block fell on the employee's head, killing him.
Keywords: head, two-blocking, hoisting mechanism, broken cable, struck by, crane block, falling object, limit switch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110293982 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 110293990 Occupation Not Listed

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