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Accident: 201179108 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 201179108 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/12/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12571483201/20/20061623International Line Builders
On January 12, 2006, Employee #1 was stowing an extended jib on a Manitex crane. He had removed two pins from the right side of the unit, lined up the holes of the jib, and then taken out the top pin. Employee #1 was removing the bottom pin when the jib fell on him, striking him in the face and sliding down onto his chest. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: chest, dismantling, unsecured, crane boom, work rules, construction, struck by, face, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125714832 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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