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Accident: 170291249 - Two Employees Are Injured By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 170291249 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 05/02/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31208681205/02/20081799Capital City Group, Inc.
On May 2, 2008, Employees #1 and #2 were using a Linkbelt hydraulic crane to attach a luffing jib boom to a Liebherr crane. While the luffing boom was approximately 5 ft to 6 ft off the ground, Employees #1 and #2 were trying to maneuver the jib section into place by hand. As the boom was moved, one of the mater links of a two-chain sling set became accidently disengaged from the crane hook. This action allowed the front end of the luffing boom to swing down and towards Employees #1 and #2. Employee #1 and #2 fractured their legs. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: chain, fracture, crane hook, boom, jib crane, construction, struck by, sling, hydraulic crane, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312086812 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Lifting operations
2 312086812 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Lifting operations

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