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Accident: 201692977 - Employee Is Injured After Tractor Lifted By Crane Falls

Accident: 201692977 -- Report ID: 0950662 -- Event Date: 08/04/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31230894308/05/20084491Eagle Marine Services Ltd
At approximately 7:20 a.m. on August 4, 2008, Employee #1 was working at the American President Lines Terminal, where stevedoring operations take place. He was working at the highline, where sea cargo containers were unloaded from and loaded onto the vessels. Employee #1 drove his UTR (utility tractor rig), Model Number TJ7000, Serial Number 4LMCFG21147L019060, to STS (Ship to Shore) Noell Crane 10, Model Number "APTZ180", Serial Number 1.38700-10. A 40-foot container, the last container of the shift, was mounted on the UTR chassis, Model Number "CC2407245LW", Serial Number LNNC04524VM292171. The container was attached to the crane, but the swingman had not released the pins on the chassis. The crane lifted the load, which was not floated or test raised first. The UTR, containing Employee #1, the chassis, and the container were lifted approximately 15 feet and then fell violently to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized, after sustaining an aneurysm and multiple internal injuries. Investigators determined that the dock aloft had not checked the pins prior to the lift and had not been in radio contact with the crane operator, because the microphone was dangling at his knees.
Keywords: longshoring, signalman, intermodal container, aneurysm, fall, tractor trailer, artery, dock worker, crane, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312308943 Hospitalized injury Other Stevedores

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