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Accident: 14518047 - Employee Killed In 70 Ft Fall With Personnel Basket

Accident: 14518047 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 07/15/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10177997307/16/19861799Aptco Constructors
Employee #1 was working from a personnel basket suspended from a mobile crane. He was welding metal plates over the joints of a gantry crane when the crane was pushed into motion by wind shear. As the gantry crane began to roll, the mobile crane overturned, breaking the hoisting cable for the personnel basket. Employee #1 fell approximately 70 feet and was killed. The gantry crane brakes were not set, nor was the crane secured to prevent movement.
Keywords: high wind, brake, unsecured, work rules, mobile crane, broken cable, construction, gantry crane, fall, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101779973 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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