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Accident: 200624898 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 200624898 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 08/04/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31242073008/05/20081622Highways Inc
On August 4, 2008, Employees #1 and #2 were on a bridge that was under construction, unloading scaffold jacks that had been delivered by crane. During delivery of the next load of jacks, the crane boom fell, crushing Employee #1 and narrowly missing Employee #2. Employee #1 died on the job site shortly after the accident. Someone, presumably the employer, initially reported that the boom fell as the crane was booming up to get another load. However, it was later determined that the crane operator was actually lowering the boom to set the scaffold jacks on the bridge when the boom fell.
Keywords: boom, crane boom, construction, crushed, struck by, bridge, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312420730 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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