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Accident: 201484508 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Load Of Cables

Accident: 201484508 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 07/02/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12575066111/27/20011629Bechtel Power Corporation
On July 2, 2001, Employee #1 was present when a load of 60 ft long electrical cables dislodged from a crane hook and fell 55 ft. He was struck by the falling load and sustained injuries that required hospitalization. The cables had not been properly secured in a Kellem Grip and they dislodged while suspended from the crane hook.
Keywords: crane hook, unsecured, work rules, load shift, suspended load, construction, struck by, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 80
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125750661 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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