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Accident: 200042174 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed Under Falling Boom

Accident: 200042174 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 06/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31697680206/11/20131629Harwood Engineering, Inc.
On June 11, 2013, Employee #1, a mechanic, and a coworker for Hardwood Engineering, were changing out hydraulic cylinders on a 35 ton wheel mounted crane. The work being performed required the boom to be supported, so the employees placed a 4-in. galvanized pipe in front of the vehicle that spanned from the ground to the bottom of the boom. While the mechanic was crouched over working between the base of the boom and crane platform, the pipe support broke from the weight allowing the boom to fall onto Employee #1. The employee's entire body was crushed, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: platform, wheel, vehicle, mechanic, hydraulic cylinder, crushed, pipe, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316976802 Fatality Other Heavy equipment mechanics FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Other

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