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Accident: 170104152 - Employee Struck And Killed By Automatic Crane

Accident: 170104152 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 03/07/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10855829705/24/19903612General Electric Electrical And Distribution
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on March 7, 1990, Employee #1 was working on a reciprocator on the last tank of a dip tank system that was 8 ft above the floor. He was standing about waist high when an automatically controlled crane struck him from behind and caught him in the 5 in. space between the station and the angle frame mount of the reciprocator. When the crane moved again, it released Employee #1 and he fell 8 ft to the concrete floor. He walked 25 ft to the stairs before collapsing. He was taken to the hospital with multiple broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and a crushed trachea. Employee #1 could not speak, lost consciousness one week later, and remained unconscious until his death on May 23, 1990.
Keywords: throat, fracture, maintenance, unconsciousness, work rules, dip tank, fall, struck by, crane, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108558297 Fatality Other Industrial machinery repairers

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