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Accident: 170570337 - Employee Injured When Struck By Boom

Accident: 170570337 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/06/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12650011508/12/19961791Schwab & Sage Building Copr.
Employee #1, a steelworker, was in an area where a truck crane was being used to raise a bolted-together steel structure just enough to insert wedges on the bottom of a column. The boom was at a 56 degree angle when it buckled and collapsed, striking Employee #1. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization. At that angle, the maximum weight the boom could handle was 3,800 lb; the weight being lifted was estimated by independent engineers to be over 12,000 lb.
Keywords: boom, collapse, crane boom, truck crane, work rules, overloaded, construction, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126500115 Hospitalized injury Other Structural metal workers

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