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Accident: 201311057 - Employee Is Killed In Crane Collapse

Accident: 201311057 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 09/03/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11367331309/04/20031721Union Maintenance Corp.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on September 3, 2003, Employee #1 with Union Maintenance was removing debris from a floating dry dock by shoveling it into large dump buckets which were then removed by a barge mounted crane. After the crane's boom cable snapped, its 200-ft-long boom to fell onto the 37-ft-high south wing wall of the dry dock. The boom then fell into the dry dock, striking Employee #1 in the head, and killing him.
Keywords: head, dock, wire rope, collapse, crane boom, work rules, struck by, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 37 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 113673313 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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