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Accident: 201280914 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 201280914 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 07/14/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30338081007/14/20001611E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc.
Employee #1 was part of a field crew disassembling a crane boom. He and his supervisor were under the crane at different locations when the supervisor removed the cotter pin and struck the connector pin, which popped out. The supervisor then signaled to Employee #1, who did not speak English, to remove his cotter pin. He did this and then struck the connector pin, causing the boom to fall on him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: dismantling, unsecured, crane boom, work rules, construction, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object, communication
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 4 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303380810 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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