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Accident: 201032141 - Employee Fractures Foot In Fall With Manbasket

Accident: 201032141 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 05/28/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30075742405/29/19991542Dome Systems Inc
At approximately 10:15 p.m. on May 28, 1999, Employee #1, four other iron workers, and a crane operator were installing rebar inside a hemispherical dome under construction at a marine terminal for storage of petroleum coke. The iron workers were in a personnel basket that was directly pinned to the 35 ft fixed jib (2 degree offset) of a 65-ton Grove crane, model RT865B, serial #82747. The basket was approximately 64 ft above the floor of the structure when the crane tipped over and the basket fell to the floor. At some during the fall, the basket struck the gunite previously installed on the lower circumferential rings of the wall. This slowed down the basket and the workers during the last part of their fall. Employee #1 suffered a fractured foot and remained hospitalized for over 24 hours. The total weight of the five workers, the rebar to be installed, and the 56 ft long basket was 5,100 lb. This far exceeded the 1,179 lb capacity of the crane, as specified in the crane's load chart.
Keywords: fracture, iron worker, work rules, overloaded, suspended load, construction, fall, crane, foot, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 126
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300757424 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:64
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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