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Accident: 201925583 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Gantry Crane

Accident: 201925583 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 12/06/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31572348612/07/20114491Shippers Stevedoring Company
On December 6, 2011, Employee #1, of Shippers Stevedoring Company, was walking across a container pad located in terminal C-4 Row B of the Fentress Bracewell Barbours Cut container terminal. A witness said that the crane was traveling east bound and Employee #1 was walking west bound. The crane changed directions and headed back in the direction of Employee #1. The witness started honking his horn trying to get the attention of Employee #1, but to no avail. The crane struck Employee #1, and he was pulled underneath the crane, killing him by severing his body in half. The witness had left his truck to find a supervisor with a radio, so that they could get the crane to stop. Emergency services were contacted.
Keywords: amputated, gantry crane, struck by, run over, mech malfunction, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315723486 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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