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Accident: 200710143 - Two Employees Killed When Personnel Basket Drops

Accident: 200710143 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 09/18/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30051086409/18/19969999Nets Unlimited, Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 were stringing a wire cable through the eye of a metal rod inserted at the top of an approximately 40 ft tall wood telephone-type pole. They were positioned in a suspended personnel basket that was extended from a truck crane; the controls for the basket were being operated by a coworker from the bed of the truck. The boom of the crane, with the personnel basket on the end, was extended over the top of the pole. It was being lowered when the personnel basket caught the corner of the pole and was pulled from the boom. The basket dropped, and Employees #1 and #2 fell. Both were killed.
Keywords: boom, unsecured, crane boom, truck crane, work rules, caught by, hoist, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300510864 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 300510864 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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