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Accident: 200462281 - Employe Is Crushed And Killed By Falling Crane Leg

Accident: 200462281 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 08/14/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31210056308/14/20081791Daniel Marr And Son Company
On August 14, 2008, Employee #1 and three coworkers were dismantling a 3,000-ton, 240-ft high overhead crane. The crane was going to be shipped to Romania and reassembled. One of the cranes legs, which was 178-ft long, fell while it was being prepared for lowering. The crane leg struck the coworkers and fell on the employee. Two of the coworkers were transported to the hospital, where one was treated and released, and the other was hospitalized. The third coworker was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Employee #1 was crushed and killed.
Keywords: dismantling, crushed, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 240 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312100563 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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