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Accident: 14519946 - Two Employees Killed, One Injured, By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 14519946 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 05/14/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163786605/14/19871623Atlas Construction Co., Inc.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on May 14, 1987, Employees #1 through #3 were standing inside a large excavation when the boom from a 65-ton crawler crane dropped down on them. Employees #1 and #2 were killed, and Employee #3 was seriously injured. At the time of the accident, the boom was in the swinging position without a load.
Keywords: excavation, crane boom, crawler crane, construction, equipment failure, crushed, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101637866 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 101637866 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
3 101637866 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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