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Accident: 200880094 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Crane Block

Accident: 200880094 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 08/21/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10615987408/21/19971799Colonial Rigging & Contracting Corp.
Employee #1 was working in a basement, installing a new heat exchanger. A 125-ton overhead crane with an auxiliary 15-ton hook assembly had been used to maneuver the heat exchanger into position. The crane operator was raising the hook and repositioning the cab-operated crane, the block assembly broke free and fell into the basement, striking and killing Employee #1. The wire rope suspending the hook assembly had sheared as the hook assembly two-blocked into the underside of the crane bridge.
Keywords: work rules, broken cable, construction, overhead crane, struck by, two-blocking, pulley, crane block, falling object, sheared
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 106159874 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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