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Accident: 171063050 - Employee Is Killed When Crane Overturned

Accident: 171063050 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 09/12/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30539737409/17/20023599Utah Fabrication
On September 12, 2002, Employee #1 decided to use two 6-by-6 lengths of wood, stacked directly on top of one another and running parallel to the slight grade, to block up his crane. The blocking apparently failed and the crane overturned, catching and crushing Employee #1. He died of asphyxia. Although there was rigging to a second crane, it was not taut enough to prevent the first crane from toppling over. The crane's tires were not inflated, which created margin for movement. Employee #1 was working alone at the time of the accident.
Keywords: asphyxiated, unsecured, blocks, work rules, caught by, construction, crane operator, crane, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305397374 Fatality Asphyxia Heavy equipment mechanics

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