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Accident: 200120731 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Crane Mast And Boom

Accident: 200120731 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 08/09/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30331770508/09/20001542J.H. Findorff & Sons Inc.
Employee #1 and two coworkers were rigging the boom extension on a 220 ft tall Peco tower crane. The boom extension was held in place by another crane while the boom pendants were being connected. Before the pendants were attached, the locking pin holding the queen's mast was removed, causing it to pivot backward. Employee #1 became trapped and was crushed between the mast and the boom structure. He was killed.
Keywords: hoisting mechanism, unsecured, crane boom, tower crane, work rules, construction, caught between, crushed, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 22 220 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303317705 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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