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Accident: 170167936 - Employee'S Leg Broken When Struck By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 170167936 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/16/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590861609/11/19971799Intra-Amercian Foundation & Drilling Company
Employee #1 was removing pins on the boom of a crane in preparation for it being moved. The boom had not been completely cribbed and secured; it fell onto uneven cribbing, rolled to one side, and struck Employee #1. He suffered a compound fracture of his left leg, that required surgery.
Keywords: fracture, dismantling, unsecured, crane boom, work rules, construction, struck by, falling object, leg
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 125908616 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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