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Accident: 202574075 - Employee Is Injured While Operating Crane

Accident: 202574075 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 02/05/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31281881802/05/20091796Maxim Crane Works Lp
On February 5, 2009, Employee #1 was a crane operator. He arrived on site the day after the Grove GMK 5240 Telescoping Hydraulic Crane was erected. Employee #1 lowered the crane to install the dummy plug. He pulled the load block over the sheaves on the jib, and it came loose from the crane. It fell onto the hydraulic reservoir and cab of the crane and struck Employee #1, severely injuring him. He was hospitalized for treatment of unspecified fractures.
Keywords: fracture, struck by, crane block, crane operator, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312818818 Hospitalized injury Fracture Crane and tower operators FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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