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Accident: 14517486 - Fell From Sand Hopper

Accident: 14517486 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 10/26/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
198136410/30/19841721Marine Coatings, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
120720810/30/19843731Atlantic Dry Dock Corp.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
198136410/30/19841721Marine Coatings, Inc.
THE EMPLOYEES WERE PLACING ABRASIVE SAND INTO A LARGE HOPPER BY USING A SMALLER HOPPER LIFTED BY A CRANE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS LOCATED ON TOP OF THE LARGE HOPPER, WHICH WAS 8 BY 10 BY 29.5 FEET HIGH. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS ON THE HOPPER CROSS MEMBER, WHICH WAS 16.5 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. THE CRANE WAS A LINK-BELT TRUCK CRANE, 45 TON, SER. NO. 9LGU4355. THE SMALL HOPPER WAS 5 FEET BY 5 FEET BY 6 FEET HIGH. THE BOOM DRUM SAFETY PAWL ON THE TRUCK CRANE WAS NOT ENGAGED. THE BOOM FELL ONTO THE LARGE SAND HOPPER, KNOCKING EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 TO THE GROUND. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED FROM A FRACTURED SKULL. EMPLOYEE #2 SUFFERED A CONCUSSION AND MULTIPLE BRUISES.
Keywords: sand, sand pot, skull, concussion, contusion, hopper, fracture, truck crane, fall, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1981364 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 1207208 Occupation Not Listed
3 1981364 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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