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Accident: 200672251 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 200672251 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 10/29/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30188980411/01/19991629Stemic Marine Construction
Employee #1 and a coworker were using a Link Belt LS-78 crawler crane, serial #7D986, that was on a barge to demolish a pier. The boom was at an extreme angle that gave it only 5 ft of clearance above the barge and pilings when it fell and pinned him against the pilings. Employee #1 was killed. Apparently, there had been a mechanical problem with the sheave and guide bar at the top of the boom, although the coworker said it had been corrected. The boom was neither blocked nor cribbed when Employee #1 positioned himself underneath it.
Keywords: demolition, unsecured, crane boom, pinned, work rules, crawler crane, construction, falling object, mech malfunction, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301889804 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Crane and tower operators FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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