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Accident: 200452845 - Employee Dies After Falling From Boom Truck

Accident: 200452845 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 06/10/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31545705106/10/20115211Marjam Supply Of Alabama, Llc.
At approximately 6:00 a.m. on June 10, 2011, Employee #1 and a coworker were working 10 ft. above ground on a platform with unprotected edges. Employee #1 and his coworker were securing the crane operator's seat cushion on a truck crane system made of a Sterling truck and Iowa Mold Tooling hydraulic loader. While Employee #1 was securing a bungee cord around the loose seat cushion, the bungee cord snapped in half, causing him to jump. Employee #1's momentum carried him over the unprotected edge, falling head first to the surface below. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Employee #1's employer did not implement or require any fall protection, prior to the accident.
Keywords: boom truck, construction, fall, fall protection, unguarded, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315457051 Fatality Other Crane and tower operators

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