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Accident: 51806.015 - Employee Is Struck By Crane Boom And Is Killed

Accident: 51806.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 08/29/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
936824.01508/30/2013Sheehan Pipeline Construction Company
At 10:00 a.m. on August 29, 2013, Employee #1 was working at a pipeline installa tion construction site, operating a crane down a 12 degree hill, carrying sectio ns of pipe from the bottom of the hill to the top. Employee #1 was going to pick up another section of pipe when the brakes on the crane that he was operating f ailed, causing the crane to slide down the hill. The employee attempted to jump free from the path of the crane, however, he was struck by the boom of the crane and was killed.
Keywords: brake, crane, crane boom, crane operator, equipment failure, material handling, pipe, pipeline, struck by, unstable soil
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 936824.015 31 M Fatality Crane and tower operators FallDist: 10
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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