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Accident: 170899116 - Crane Operator Killed When Crane Overturns

Accident: 170899116 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/11/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12005372307/11/19951622Ball Ball & Brosamer
At approximately 1:00 p.m., on July 11, 1995, Employee #1, a crane operator, was operating a 14.5-ton truck-mounted hydraulic crane. Employee #1 and coworkers were setting a 12 by 12 stringer on an HOV bridge overpass that was under construction. Employee #1 began to swing the boom to the side while the boom was extended approximately 60 ft. As he was rotating the boom, the crane tipped over to the side, causing the extended boom to crash onto the 110 Harbor Freeway. Only two of the available four crane outriggers were extended. Employee #1 fell from the crane, struck the boom, and then hit the K-rail on the lower level approximately 40 ft from the overpass. He was killed.
Keywords: outrigger, truck crane, work rules, struck against, construction, fall, crane operator, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120053723 Fatality Fracture Operating engineers

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