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Accident: 200000941 - Employee Killed When Crushed Under Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 200000941 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 05/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30320588405/03/20001629Viebrock Construction & Equipment, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were dismantling a crawler crane that was to be moved to another site. Employee #1 went under the lowered crane boom, apparently to remove the bottom connecting pins. He had removed the second lower connecting pin when the boom fell, crushing him against the ground. Employee #1 was killed. The coworker had turned and was walking away from the boom when it fell.
Keywords: dismantling, pin, unsecured, crane boom, work rules, crawler crane, construction, caught between, crushed, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303205884 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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