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Accident: 200211530 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Crane Load

Accident: 200211530 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 11/18/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30823030911/18/20041799Vmc Signs Inc
On November 18, 2004, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing an outdoor sign at a shopping mall. The sign, approximately 1,800 pounds, was suspended a few feet above ground by slings and a truck-mounted crane. They were following the safety rules listed in the vehicle's operator's manual. The vehicle's telescopic boom retracted unexpectedly, and Employee #1 was killed when his head was pinned under the sign.
Keywords: head, hoisting mechanism, truck crane, work rules, caught between, crushed, struck by, concussion, sling, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308230309 Fatality Concussion Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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