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Accident: 14567408 - Boom Cable Snapped, Boom Fell, Striking Employee

Accident: 14567408 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/10/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1513454702/13/19841629Republic Contracting Corp
A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WAS USING A CRANE TO PLACE GRANITE RIP RAP ALONG THE BANKS OF A CANAL. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ASSIGNED TO WORK ON THE BANK, PLACING THE ROCKS AFTER THEY WERE DUMPED BY THE CRANE. THE CRANE OPERATOR WAS SWINGING A LOAD TO THE RIGHT AND BOOMING DOWN WHEN THE BOOM CABLE SNAPPED. THE BOOM FELL, STRIKING EMPLOYEE # 1 ON THE HEAD. THE BOOM CABLE WAS WORN AND HAD 10 BROKEN STRANDS.
Keywords: head, boom, crane boom, broken cable, struck by, boom support cable, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15134547 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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