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Accident: 201570777 - Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Crane

Accident: 201570777 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 10/16/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30367414711/07/20003272Rocky Mountain Prestress
At approximately 12:00 p. m., Employee #1, Employee #2, and Employee #3 were involved with the task of moving two bundles of wire 4 x 4 mesh from a stockpile to an area where it would be placed inside precast concrete forms. A Drott brand 500AI travelift was being used to remove the bundles of mesh which were being place onto a "mesh wagon" for transport to the precast beds. Employee #1 was a ground spotter, Employee #2 was the crane operator, and Employee #3 was as a lead supervisor overseeing the materials which were being placed into the precast form. Employee #3 notified Employee #2 that more mesh was needed from a pile approximately 100 ft away. Employees #1, Employee #2, and Employee #3 went to the large stockpile (approximate 8 ft high) area where the wire mesh was to be moved from. The plan was to move two loads in total from the stockpile to the mesh wagon. Employee #1 and Employee #3 attached the rigging of the Travel lift crane to the first bundle. Employee #2 transported/moved the rubber tire gantry crane to the mesh wagon and placed the first load on to the wagon. While Employee #2 drove forward to pick the second load of mesh, the wheel on the opposite side of the operator cab struck and ran over Employee #1. Employee #1 died. At approximately 4:00 p.m. on January 8, 2001, Employee #1, who was the operator of a concrete transport vehicle also known as a sidewinder, was preparing to wash out wet residual concrete from it's hopper and trough area. Employee #1 drove to the wash rock and removed the protective covers to expose the trough to expose the auger mechanism. Employee #1 then started the engine and engaged the auger control to begin rotating it. While using a water hose, Employee #1 began washing the residue concrete from both the hopper and trough area. While employee was standing above the rotating auger assembly washing the auger, he stepped/slipped into the rotating auger. Employee #1 suffered an amputation above his knee. He was hospitalized with amputation above his knee.
Keywords: knee, amputated, slip, gantry crane, crushed, auger, concrete, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303674147 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 303674147 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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