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Accident: 571646 - Employee'S Leg Fractured By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 571646 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 04/08/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
224184204/08/19851611Hupe And Sons Construction Co
Employee #1 was working on a 12 ft high concrete form using a concrete vibrator. A Link-Belt 30 ton crane with 60 ft boom, model #LS78, serial #701609, was suspending a bucket load of concrete approximately 2 ft above the hopper that was on the inside of the formwork. The boom hoist brake bolt sheared off at the bolt end, causing the boom to fall. Employee #1 was struck by the boom and his leg was pinned between the boom and scaffold planking. He remained in this position until freed by a city rescue squad, who used a backhoe to lift the boom off the formwork. Employee #1 suffered multiple leg fractures.
Keywords: concrete form work, fracture, crane boom, pinned, construction, equipment failure, bolt, struck by, falling object, sheared
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2241842 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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