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Accident: 14548119 - Employee Drowns When Crane Overturns Into Water

Accident: 14548119 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 12/15/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1526185212/16/19844612Alyeska Pipeline Service Co
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on December 15, 1984, Employee #1 was operating a 35-ton Grove RT 65-S rough terrain hydraulic crane on a causeway. The crane was lifting and swinging a 50 ft long boom section from another crane that was being dismantled. The boom of Employee #1's crane was extended approximately 67 feet at a 42 degree angle without the outriggers extended. The Grove crane overturned into the water with Employee #1 inside the cab. He drowned.
Keywords: dismantling, crane outrigger, work rules, drown, crane, hydraulic crane, overturn, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15261852 Fatality Asphyxia Crane and tower operators

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