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Accident: 170220230 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Crane Block

Accident: 170220230 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 11/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11477574511/08/19913312Mclouth Steel
On November 8, 1991, Employee #1, of McLouth Steel, was assisting in crane load hooking and unhooking operations. He was walking down a flight of stairs when the auxiliary hoist on the overhead crane pulled the lower block up into the equalizing sheave and the hoist drum, snapping the hoist cable. The lower block fell, striking and killing the employee.
Keywords: hoisting mechanism, wire rope, broken cable, struck by, crane block, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114775745 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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