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Accident: 519116 - Employee Injured In Fall From Personnel Cage, Later Dies

Accident: 519116 -- Report ID: 0935000 -- Event Date: 06/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10733575407/01/19984491Stevedoring Services Of America
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on June 29, 1998, Employee #1 was riding on a spreader beam bearing a suspended personnel platform to place some stacking cones. The spreader beam that was being hoisted by the #3 gentry crane became caught on one of the 20 ft containers located below deck in cell #3. When it was released, the beam and platform moved about erratically. Employee #1 grabbed onto the door, which opened inward, and fell out, dropping approximately 15 to 20 ft onto a container. He sustained internal injuries and multiple fractures, and was hospitalized. Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: longshoring, personnel cage, fracture, work rules, caught by, gantry crane, riding on equipment, crane lifting beam, fall, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107335754 Fatality Fracture Stevedores

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