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Accident: 200371771 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Crane Jib

Accident: 200371771 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/22/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30355537908/23/20011541Suitt Construction Co., Inc.
On August 22, 2001, a crane operator and Employee #1, a helper, were in the process of stowing a jib on the side of a crane boom. The process involved swinging the jib around in place, putting the retainer pins in place, and then removing the swing pin. The jib was not properly aligned and the retainer pins did not catch the jib. When the swing pin was removed the jib fell, hitting Employee #1, who died of a concussion.
Keywords: crane boom, jib crane, struck by, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303555379 Fatality Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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