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Accident: 200040269 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Crane Boom Section

Accident: 200040269 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 07/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30226349607/24/19981629Berkel Drilling Co.
Employee #1 and coworkers were dismantling a crane boom when Employee #1 removed both pins from a section of the boom and it fell on him. He sustained crushing injuries, and was killed.
Keywords: dismantling, unsecured, crane boom, work rules, construction, crushed, struck by, falling object, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302263496 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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