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Accident: 200355097 - Crane Collision Crushes Technician

Accident: 200355097 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/01/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30931465612/02/20055084Fki Logistex
On December 1, 2005, a field service technician for FKI Logistex Inc., was performing technical analysis and adjustments, on the steering mechanism of a Maestro crane Number 11. During normal operations, eleven Maestro cranes are used to store and retrieve boxed products from the storage area of QVC Rocky Mount, Inc. The technician was in the cab of crane Number 11, which was operating at the west end of the storage area. When the technician entered aisle Number 18, crane Number 5 was heading toward his crane. To avoid being struck by the other crane, the service technician jumped out of crane Number 11. He was killed as a result of being crushed between the two cranes.
Keywords: maintenance, repair, equipment operator, mechanic, caught between, crane cab, crushed, mech mat handling, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309314656 Fatality Other Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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