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Accident: 14525869 - Struck By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 14525869 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 06/29/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
116904406/29/19844491Intercontinental Cargo Transport Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
116749306/29/19844731Denizana Shipping Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS THE OPERATOR OF A FIXED, VESSEL MOUNTED, HYDRAULIC CRANE. HE WAS LOADING CARGE FROM THE DOCK TO THE VESSEL. HE WAS SEATED AT THE CONTROLS, LOCATED AT THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CRANE. THE FIRST LIFT WAS A HEAVY BUNDLE OF LUMBER. THE BOLTS HOLDING THE LEFT SIDE OF THE BOOM TO THE ROTATING STRUCTURE FAILED. THE BOOM FELL OVER TO THE RIGHT, CRUSHING THE OPERATOR. THE OTHER END OF THE BOOM LANDED ON THE DECK. ONLY ONE OF SIX LARGE BOLTS HOLDING THE BOOM WAS ANY GOOD. THE OTHER FIVE WERE COMPLETELY RUSTED THROUGH, OR HAD OLD BREAKS. MANY PARTS OF THE CRANE WERE EXTREMELY CORRODED. THERE WERE NO CERTIFICATES, REQUIRED CARGO GEAR REGISTER, OR OTHER EVIDENCE THAT THAT THE CRANE HAD BEEN TESTED OR EXAMINED.
Keywords: hydraulic crane, maintenance, boom, crane boom, crushed, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1169044 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 1167493 Occupation Not Listed

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