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Accident: 300785862 - Employee Injured When Crane Tipped

Accident: 300785862 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 04/23/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30078586205/21/20011611Art'S Trench Plate & K-Rail
On April 23, 2001, Employee #1 was installing concrete traffic barriers on an Interstate highway. Employee #1 was in the process of moving and setting K-rails, and was operating a National crane, Model N-135. The K-rail was 20-ft long and weighed approximately 8,000 pounds. Employee #1 attempted to drag the K-rail closer to the crane and then attempted to lift it, without the crane outriggers being fully deployed. This action resulted in overloading the crane and as a result, the crane tipped. A portion of the truck-mounted crane's lighting system trapped Employee #1 between the K-rail and the truck mounted crane. Employee #1 suffered a fracture pelvis, lacerated bladder and trauma to the scrotum area. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, crane outrigger, roll-over, overloaded, laceration, pelvis, bladder, untrained, crane, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300785862 Hospitalized injury Fracture Crane and tower operators FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Lifting operations

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