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Accident: 201200391 - Employee Injured When Mobile Crane Falls Off Bridge Onto Roa

Accident: 201200391 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 10/30/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30229109111/02/19981622David A Mowat Company & Ml Mowat Company
At approximately 3:50 p.m. on October 30, 1998, Employee #1, a crane operator for Mowat Construction Company, was driving a crane across a bridge when the crane veered suddenly to the right, crashed through a concrete barrier, and plunged 19 ft onto a roadway. The crane's right front tire smashed onto the front end of a passenger vehicle on the road. Employee #1 suffered a fractured clavicle and minor head lacerations, for which he was hospitalized. The driver of the passenger car was not seriously injured.
Keywords: fracture, collarbone, equipment operator, mobile crane, construction, bridge, crane operator, falling object, lost control, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 19
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302291091 Hospitalized injury Fracture Crane and tower operators FallDist:
FallHt:19
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Fall, other

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