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Accident: 201510526 - Employee'S Jaw Fractured When Struck By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 201510526 -- Report ID: 0950651 -- Event Date: 08/16/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30999409308/16/20071622Blue Iron Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on August 16, 2007, Employee #1, of Blue Iron, Inc., was disassembling a mobile lattice-boom crane. The crane boom was between 3 ft and 4 ft off the level ground and was supported by pendant cables, which ran from the struts on top of the car body to the end of the boom. Employee #1 was driving out the pins that held the bottom of the crane boom together. He had just driven out the second pin when the crane boom rotated around the two intact upper pins and then fell straight down, striking the right side of his face. Employee #1's jaw was fractured in two places.
Keywords: fracture, dismantling, unsecured, crane boom, mobile crane, construction, struck by, face, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309994093 Hospitalized injury Fracture Crane and tower operators FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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