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Accident: 201981362 - Employee Struck And Killed By Crane Load Block

Accident: 201981362 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 03/18/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30144017803/18/19991623Wat Irr Incorporated
Employee #1 was in the process of repositioning a wire-rope sling around a 24-in. ductile-iron pipe. Employee #1 was struck in the head by the load block of an RD TC-120-6, 10-ton truck-mounted crane that was being used to transport the pipe on the construction site. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he treated for an amputated left hand and massive head trauma. Employee #1 died in the hospital from his injuries on the day of the accident.
Keywords: head, rigging, amputated, wire rope, construction, pipe, struck by, sling, crane block, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301440178 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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