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Accident: 14555619 - Employee Killed In Fall When Struck By Crane Hook

Accident: 14555619 -- Report ID: 0931400 -- Event Date: 05/25/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10237774405/26/19884491Metropolitan Stevedore Company
On May 25, 1988, Employee #1 was standing atop pipes 14 ft 4 in. above the hold floor, hooking up crates stored in the forward section of hatch #2. The hooks had been removed from one end of the crates and when the crane picked up the other end, the unhooked legs and hooks were jerked up and began to swing. The hook apparently struck Employee #1, causing him to fall to the hold floor. He suffered massive head injuries and was killed. No safety net was provided.
Keywords: longshoring, head, crane hook, unsecured, work rules, ship, fall, fall protection, struck by, elevated work plat
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102377744 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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