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Accident: 16275.015 - Employee'S Head Is Pinned And Crushed Between Objects And Di

Accident: 16275.015 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 05/07/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
421703.01505/07/2012Penzel Construction Co., Inc.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 7, 2012, Employee #1 was involved in logging activities that required the attachment of rigging to timbers. Employee #1 and a crew of five coworkers were installing a cab on the undercarriage of a crane that had been repaired. They placed the cab on top of the repaired undercarriage using two mobile cranes, a bulldozer, and a telehandler forklift. As the cab was positioned, Employee #1's head was pinned and crushed between the cribbing that supported the cab and the tracks of a crawler crane. Employee #1 died from blunt force trauma to his head.
Keywords: suspended load, tandem lift, struck by, crushed, head, rigging, logging, crane, repair, pinned
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 421703.015 29 M Fatality Other Civil Engineer

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