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Accident: 200553170 - Employee Killed When Boom Falls On Him

Accident: 200553170 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 12/15/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30596232612/15/20033317French'S Welding & Maintenance Service, Llc
On December 15, 2003, an employee and a coworker were disassembling the boom of a Link Belt crawler crane so that a section could be added to extend the length of the boom. They worked on the disassembly task without a support under the boom. With the two top boom pins acting as a hinge, the boom fell down on the employee positioned under the boom, killing him.
Keywords: fracture, head, dismantling, boom, unsecured, crane boom, equipment failure, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305962326 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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