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Accident: 201763174 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Crane Boom

Accident: 201763174 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 07/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31232129207/04/20081623N & S Construction Co., Lp
At 3:00 p.m. on July 3, 2008, Employee #1 was attempting to remove a 20-foot section of boom from an American 4260 crawler crane. The boom was lowered parallel to the ground with the bottom of the boom approximately three feet above the ground. Employee #1 did not install any cribbing, blocking or other means of support under the crane boom. Employee #1 crawled under the boom and knocked out the lower left retainer pin from the boom and then knocked out the lower right retainer pin from the boom. After knocking out the right pin, the boom hinged open at the top pin connections and the boom fell to the ground crushing employee #1. Employee #1 died at the scene from his injuries. There were not environmental conditions contributing to this event.
Keywords: dismantling, boom, crane boom, pinned, crawler crane, construction, crushed, struck by, boom support cable, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312321292 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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