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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200270411 - Employee Killed When Crawler Crane Overturns

Accident: 200270411 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 10/28/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30021916910/28/19981622Wortman-Starwalt, Inc.
Employee #1 was using a 35 ton Link Belt crawler crane in cooperation with a coworker in a 70 ton Manitowoc truck-mounted crane to lift an approximately 67 ft long by 37 in. wide by 5 ft 6 1/2 in. tall concrete beam. They had lifted the approximately 54,700 lb beam between 18 and 24 in. off the ground when it began to drift northward. This caused the Link Belt crane to overturn, pinning Employee #1 underneath it. He was killed instantly.
Keywords: pinned, truck crane, crawler crane, construction, crushed, crane operator, overturn, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Maintenance or repair $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300219169 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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