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Accident: 170741037 - Employee Crushed And Killed By Collapsing Boom

Accident: 170741037 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 06/03/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10929254006/07/19941629Lindsey Contractors, Inc.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on June 3, 1994, Employee #1 and a coworker were preparing to disassemble the boom on an American truck crane. Employee #1 positioned himself under the boom while the coworker stood beside the boom. Employee #1 used a sledge hammer to knock out the two lower pins that held the boom sections together. There are four pins between the boom sections. After the second pin was knocked out, the boom collapsed onto Employee #1, crushing him to death. The employees did not follow the proper boom dismantling procedures.
Keywords: dismantling, collapse, pin, crane boom, truck crane, work rules, construction, crushed, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109292540 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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