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Accident: 170008320 - Employee'S Injured When Head Pinned By Trailer Tongue

Accident: 170008320 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 06/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11520893606/10/19981794Dochnahl Trucking & Excavating Inc
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on June 10, 1998, Employee #1 was using a crane to lift a truck trailer off another truck trailer. Because the trailer he was picking up was approximately 1,400 lb too heavy, the crane's controls locked up, as they were designed to do. The trailer swung around on the line and its tongue pinned Employee #1 against the crane. He sustained severe injuries to his face and to the back of his head. Employee #1 had not checked the trailer's weight to ensure that the crane, as configured, could safely lift it.
Keywords: head, pinned, work rules, overloaded, suspended load, construction, mech mat handling, crane operator, face, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 115208936 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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