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Accident: 201924768 - Carpenter Is Killed When Struck By Crane Ball

Accident: 201924768 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 03/07/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31196213803/09/20091799Mckinney Drilling Company, Llc
On March 7, 2009, Employee #1 was struck in the head and killed by the headache ball of a 50 ton crane. The wire rope failed when the crane's whip line was two blocked.
Keywords: crane ball, head, wire rope, carpenter, equipment failure, struck by, concussion, crane block, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311962138 Fatality Concussion Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Forming for piers or pylons
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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