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Accident: 201780285 - Employee Killed By Falling Crane Hook Block

Accident: 201780285 -- Report ID: 0935000 -- Event Date: 03/09/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30377709803/09/20011622Acr Refrigeration & Mechanical
On March 9, 2001, Employee #1 was working at a construction site when the hook block on the whip line of a 40-ton Badger mobile crane snapped from the wire rope and fell, striking Employee #1 on the face. He was killed. Apparently, the radio anti-two block device on the crane had failed.
Keywords: crane hook, hoisting mechanism, mobile crane, construction, equipment failure, struck by, two-blocking, face, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 500 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303777098 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erection of coffer dams, caissons
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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