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Accident: 170234850 - Employee Injured In Fall With Crane Boom

Accident: 170234850 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 02/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11149692303/03/19922873Bay Zinc Inc
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on February 26, 1992, Employee #1 was going to cut the fouled load line on an Osgood crane. He had climbed the erect boom carrying a cutting torch to cut the fouled cable at the end of the boom. Employee #1 heated the boom support cable, which raises and lowers the boom. The heat broke the stressed cable, causing the boom to fall. The boom landed on a stack of pallets, never reaching the ground, and Employee #1 rode the boom, never falling off. Employee #1 suffered multiple fractures to the right leg and a large laceration to the left leg and forehead. He was hospitalized for his injuries. No other means to support the boom had been used.
Keywords: fracture, heat, repair, crane boom, work rules, broken cable, laceration, fall, falling object, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111496923 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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