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Accident: 201342524 - Employee Crushed By A Crane Boom

Accident: 201342524 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 05/30/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30502756706/06/20021611Post Oak Construction Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30502711205/31/20021622Beachner Construction Co., Inc.
On May 30, 2002, Employee #1 and three coworkers were disassembling a boom on a crawler crane. Employee #1 was removing the boom extension pins located between the first and second boom sections. The crane boom was raised approximately 4 ft from the ground. A coworker was up at the power section of the boom with his back turned away from Employee #1 attempting to install a cotter key through the pin that holds the pendant arm. The coworker was hitting the pin with a hammer, when the pin came out, causing the crane boom to twist and fall to the ground. Employee #1 was in a kneeling position under the boom when the boom fell and was crushed under the falling boom.
Keywords: fracture, pin, crane boom, crawler crane, crushed
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305027567 Occupation not reported FallDist:
2 305027112 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge deck
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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