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Accident: 201281417 - Employee Killed When Struck By Crane Boom

Accident: 201281417 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 02/28/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30462883702/28/20021622James Allen Construction
Employee #1 was keeping warm in a company truck. A 200-ton lattice boom truck crane was picking up a concrete beam. The crane began to tip over, causing the load to land on the previously placed beam and a retaining wall. The crane tipped back and the superstructure and boom rotated 180 degrees, causing the boom to collapse at its lower section in the direction of the lift. An alarm was sounded and Employee #1 began to run away from the truck. The crane boom came down and the tip struck Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: boom truck, collapse, alarm, concrete beam, truck, struck by, retaining wall, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304628837 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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