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Accident: 200071793 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Crane And Load

Accident: 200071793 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 09/16/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30509331209/16/20021791Contract Erectors, Inc.
At 1:05 p.m. on September 16, 2002, Employee #1 and six coworkers were using a 90-ton Clark-Lima lattice boom truck crane to unload joist girders, columns, bridging, and other structural steel from flatbed trucks into a building. Employee #1 and a coworker were setting the cribbing, guiding the load onto the cribbing, and then releasing the rigging from the load. The second load of girder joists was being placed into the building. When the crane experienced a mechanical failure, the boom and load fell. Employee #1 was crushed and killed.
Keywords: girder, crane boom, suspended load, construction, equipment failure, crushed, truck, off loading, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 29 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305093312 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Landing Materials (Hoi
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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