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Accident: 201923661 - Employee Dies After Being Struck By Hoist Cable

Accident: 201923661 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 10/04/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30831743710/05/20054491Americargo Transport Inc.
On October 4, 2005, Employee #1 was operating a motor vessel's boom crane. The hoist cable, under tension from a load on the crane, became fouled on the steps leading to the hoist. The fouled cable suddenly released, striking the employee and causing bruises, contusions, and abrasions on several parts of his body. Employee #1 died as a result.
Keywords: hoisting mechanism, wire rope, hoist, ship, struck by, flying object, contusion, hoistline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308317437 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Stevedores

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