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Accident: 170195473 - Employee Fractures Ribs When Struck By Crane Counterweight

Accident: 170195473 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 11/25/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11196512512/01/19941799John Dewitt Trucking
On November 25, 1994, Employee #1 was working for a trucking company that sets up and tears down large drill rigs. Employee #1 was talking to his supervisor when he slipped on wet soil and fell backward over the right rear outrigger of a 75-ton Link-belt truck crane (model 138A), just as the crane operator rotated the crane to the right. Employee #1 was pinched between the outrigger and the rotating counterweight. His supervisor yelled immediately and the operator stopped the crane. Employee #1 fractured several ribs on the left side and broke his right wrist, which required surgery. Employee #1 stated he was at fault for slipping and falling. A flagged barrier cord guards the nip point area of the counterweight swing.
Keywords: fracture, counterbalance, crane outrigger, slip, construction, caught between, slippery surface, inattention, unstable position, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111965125 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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