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Accident: 201770930 - Employee Struck By Structural Iron When Crane Tips

Accident: 201770930 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 04/24/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30271476104/24/20001791Talon Erectors Inc.
Employee #1 was on a crew of iron workers when the crane that was positioning the iron tipped up on end. The boom of the crane struck the iron that Employee #1 was standing on, and then he himself was struck by one of the pieces of iron still attached to the crane when it tipped. He was seriously injured. Other employees were less seriously injured as they tried to evade the falling boom.
Keywords: steel beam, crane boom, iron worker, construction, mech mat handling, struck by, crane, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302714761 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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