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Accident: 200532034 - Employee Killed When Crushed Under A Crane Boom

Accident: 200532034 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/02/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31179743502/04/20081541Whc, Incorporated
On February 2, 2008, Employee #1 was dismantling a lattice crane boom. There were four pins that held the boom sections together. Employee #1 used a hammer and punch to drift out the first pin. He then positioned himself under the boom and drifted out the second lower pin. Employee #1 was killed when the boom sections pivoted downward and crushed his lower torso.
Keywords: dismantling, boom, torso, crushed, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311797435 Fatality Fracture Crane and tower operators

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