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Accident: 14550065 - Crushed - Boom Fell And Pinned Employee

Accident: 14550065 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 06/12/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1514339906/13/19844911Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corp
A CREW OF ELECTRIC UTILITY EMPLOYEES WAS SETTING A 50-FOOT UTILITY POLE. THE HOLE WAS TOO SMALL, AND THE POLE HAD BEEN LIFTED THREE TIMES. AFTER THE THIRD LIFT, AS THE CRANE OPERATOR WAS LOWERING THE POLE, THE REAR END OF THE TRUCK SHIFTED ABOUT 6 INCHES. WHEN THE TRUCK STOPPED, THE BOOM JERKED SLIGHTLY. THE HOUSING FOR THE BOOM-ROTATION MOTOR CRACKED AND ALLOWED THE GEARS TO UNMESH. THE BOOM THEN FREE-WHEELED AND PINNED THE OPERATOR AGAINST THE POLE RACK, CRUSHING HIM. HE DIED OF HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: boom, crane boom, crushed, elec utility work, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15143399 Fatality Other Electrical power installers and repairers

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