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Accident: 170174718 - Employee Killed In Fall From Crane Boom

Accident: 170174718 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 10/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11182500610/03/19908711Amtech Worldwide Industrial Service, Inc.
Employee #1 was on a railed walkway on the boom structure of the gantry crane, inspecting the electrical system prior to certification. The walkway was approximately 140 ft above the pavement. The boom was extended when Employee #1 fell. He died of massive cranial trauma upon impact. No witnesses saw Employee #1's position prior to his fall, but presumably he was on or above the railing and without another means of fall protection.
Keywords: guardrail, crane boom, work rules, gantry crane, fall, fall protection, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111825006 Hospitalized injury Other Inspectors and compliance officers except constr.

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