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Accident: 200621316 - Employee #1 Climbed Under A Grader Which Fell On Him

Accident: 200621316 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 02/06/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30400502802/07/20017699Head Equipment Inc
At approximately 12:45 p.m., on February 6, 2001, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were in the process of removing a tandem wheel housing from a heavy equipment grader. Employee #1 operated a crane to raise the grader which allowed the Employee #2 to slide wooden blocks under the grader. The crane was unhooked from the grader and returned to the shop. Employee #1 was going to return with another crane however, one was not available. Employee #1 and Employee #2 climbed under the grader and began backing out the bolts when the grader shifted and fell off the wooden blocks onto Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: grader, crane hook, tandem lift, blocks, bolt, fall, crane operator, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304005028 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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