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Accident: 170195234 - Employee Killed In 95 Ft Fall From Gantry Crane

Accident: 170195234 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 07/21/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11189856507/21/19902421Sierra Pacific Industries
On July 21, 1990, Employee #1, a millwright for Sierra Pacific Industries, was helping change a gear box on the trolley drive of a gantry crane. The gear box base bolts and coupling bolts had been removed. The employee unhooked his safety belt and decided to use his hammer to tap or chip paint off the coupling. As he worked, the base that supported the electric motor and gear box gave way and fell approximately 2 to 3 feet over the edge of the crane structure. It did not fall to the ground or break free from the crane. It just rolled or twisted to the side, sending Employee #1 over the edge 95 ft to the ground. He died.
Keywords: work rules, safety belt, gantry crane, millwright, unstable surface, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111898565 Fatality Other Millwrights

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