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Accident: 200151231 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 200151231 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 06/01/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30763702506/18/20071794Ken Rousell, Inc.
Employee #1 was part of a field crew disassembling a section of latticed boom attached to a truck crane. The boom was held 3-ft to 4-ft off the ground by the crane pendants that were attached to the end boom section (identified as section #1). Employee #1 was removing boom section #2 (the section behind #1). Employee #1 removed the cotter pins from the lower connector pins and drove out one connector pin out with a hammer and metal bar. Employee #1 went to the other side and drove out the other lower connector pin out causing the boom to fall on him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: crane boom, struck by, disconnecting means, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307637025 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Dredging
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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