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Accident: 201342573 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 201342573 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 08/01/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30502893808/02/20021622King Construction Co., Inc.
On August 1, 2002, Employee #1, a crane operator who was still being trained, was sent to a recently completed job to prepare a crane for transport. He removed the two lower pins on the crane boom and the boom collapsed on top of him. Employee #1 was crushed and killed.
Keywords: dismantling, unsecured, crane boom, construction, crushed, inexperience, struck by, crane operator, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305028938 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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