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Accident: 200375673 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Crane Load

Accident: 200375673 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/12/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31568838207/12/20111622Republic Contracting Corporation
On July 12, 2011, Employee #1, the superintendent of Republic Contracting Corporation, started lifting off truck pilings that weighed approximately 35,000 lbs. from a crane. He got on the flatbed to keep the load from swinging. The crane lifted the load (The boom was at a steep angle) and then it dropped the load. Nobody was sure how Employee #1 was specifically injured. He did not fall off the truck. It appeared that he was hit by the load. As a result, he was transported to the hospital and treated for four cracked ribs and a punctured lung. The crane had a history of recent repairs. Parts were ordered, but RMG kept using the crane even though they knew it could drop the load and the boom angle indicator was not working. RMG thought they were safe as long as they did not lift anything past a certain boom angle; however, the indicator was not working and they were depending on kick out.
Keywords: kick back, fracture, lung, boom, crane boom, rib, struck by, flatbed truck, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315688382 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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