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Accident: 202345237 - Crane Operator Killed In Pile Collapse

Accident: 202345237 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 04/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30902065904/26/20051622Boh Bros. Construction Co., L.L.C.
Concrete piles were being placed, and driven in the construction of a new bridge, with a barge-mounted Manitowoc 4100-W, Series-3, Ringer Crane. The first 55-ft section of the concrete pile had been driven, and the second 110-ft concrete section of the pile had been set in place and secured to the first concrete section of the pile. The pile driving leads were adjusted and the hammer was positioned on top of the second concrete section of the pile in preparation to drive the pile. The concrete pile broke and started collapsing. As the pile collapsed and fell, the leads were pushed to the right of the crane boom. This caused severe side loading to the crane and the entire crane was flipped onto its right side. The falling concrete pile and falling portions of the crane crushed and killed Employee #1, the crane operator, and Employee #2, another worker at the site, was injured by falling objects. Employee #2 was hospitalized for treatment of fractures.
Keywords: fracture, piling, pile driver, construction, crane cab, bridge, crane operator, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309020659 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during
2 309020659 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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