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Accident: 200090611 - Employee Killed When Mobile Gantry Crane Overturns

Accident: 200090611 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 07/25/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31015737507/25/20071623Eastern Piping And Engineering Inc.
On July 25, 2007, Employee #1 was disassembling a Spanco T-series three-way adjustable mobile gantry. He hooked a chain fall and a come-along on opposite ends of the A-frame sections of the gantry. He then tightened the two devices, which pulled the bottom and the top of the gantry toward one another. Employee #1 then pulled the adjusting pins from the legs of the gantry, which caused the gantry legs on one end to compress into each other. The gantry fell over, striking Employee #1 as tried to flee the collapsing structure. He was crushed and killed.
Keywords: dismantling, unsecured, construction, gantry crane, crushed, struck by, crane, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310157375 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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