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Accident: 202675336 - Employee Fractures Metatarsal When Boom Drops

Accident: 202675336 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/25/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31724555308/08/20131611Mcm Construction, Inc
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on July 25, 2013, Employee #1, of MCM Construction, Inc., was disassembling the boom sections of a crane to alter the length of the boom. The employee stood on the ground, inside of the boom framework, and drove the bottom two pins holding two sections of the boom together, outward using a sledgehammer. As the second pin was removed, the bottom of both boom sections dropped to the ground, resulting in one of the sections striking Employee #1 and pinning his left foot beneath the frame. The employer transported the employee to Methodist Hospital, where he was admitted and underwent surgery to repair fractures to the first, second, and third metatarsals. Employee #1 remained hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, dismantling, boom, pinned, construction, struck by, falling object, crane, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317245553 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Lifting operations

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