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Accident: 170178255 - Employee'S Fingers Injured By Crane Sheave

Accident: 170178255 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/03/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983486909/18/19921795La City General Service
Employee #1, the crew chief, was assigned to demolish and clean up the sites of buildings and structures damaged in the recent Los Angeles riots. A hydraulic boom truck, 12 ton capacity, had been modified by the installation of a solid steel extension on the boom tip. The crane was positioned and the hydraulic boom was extended in order to push over walls and parts of structures. The crane was to be moved to another push location when foreign material that had become wedged into the crane's load block caused a loop in the load cable, under the load block sheave. While he was attempting to free the load block, Employee #1's fingers were pulled into the sheave or struck by the sheave and injured.
Keywords: maintenance, finger, construction, jammed, crane block, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119834869 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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