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Accident: 200513638 - Employee Crushed When Crane Tipped Over

Accident: 200513638 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 11/02/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30841373111/02/20041791Agri-Systems Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m., on November 2, 2004, Employee #1, of Agri-Systems, Inc, located at the General Mills plant at 25 44th Ave NE in Fridley, MN, was killed when the truck-mounted crane he was operating tipped over, pinning him between the crane's boom and the ground. Employee #1 was in the process of using the crane's boom to lift a cage or man-basket off the back end of the truck. Employee #2, who was standing alongside the truck bed near the rear tires, narrowly escaped injury as the truck tipped over. The truck is equipped with two sets of outriggers that were not fully deployed at the time.
Keywords: chest, outrigger, boom, crane boom, pinned, truck crane, caught between, work surface, contusion, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 76 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308413731 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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