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Accident: 303176135 - Employee Injured When Crushed Between Grapples And Boom

Accident: 303176135 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 06/23/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30317613506/26/20002411Best Lay Cutting Inc
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on June 23, 2000, Employee #1 and an assistant where replacing a drum on a hydraulic shovel using a second hydraulic shovel and its boom attachments (grapples). The replacement drum was put into place by the second hydraulic shovel and after the bolts had been placed appropriately Employee #1 requested that his assistant move the grapples out of the way. As the assistant was moving the grapples he observed Employee #1 go out of his sight. The assistant ran to Employee #1's previous location only to find him a distance away from the machine and injured. Employee #1 was taken to a local hospital where it was determined that he had suffered a broken pelvis, broken femur, and severe lacerations. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, crane boom, caught between, laceration, pelvis, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303176135 Hospitalized injury Other Crane and tower operators

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