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Accident: 202350989 - Portable Gantry Crane Topples And Kills Employee

Accident: 202350989 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 08/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30642134808/13/20035015Pull A Part
Employee #1 worked in a self-service auto salvage yard. Employee #1 was moving an auto engine and transmission using a portable gantry crane. One of the four wheels at the base of the crane was stopped by a shallow depression in the ground. The momentum of the portable gantry crane which was moving the auto engine and transmission caused it to topple over striking Employee #1 on the head. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: wheel, head, stuck, gantry crane, struck by, falling object, crane, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306421348 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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