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Accident: 604595 - Employee Killed By Falling Log When Hydraulic Boom Collapses

Accident: 604595 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 08/07/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10700836908/08/19912411Albert M. Giles Company
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 29, 1991, Employee #1, owner and operator of a Prentice knuckle boom loader, model #210, was loading log trucks. He was loading an approximately 64 ft long log when a hydraulic hose ruptured, causing the boom to collapse. The butt of the log struck the top of the cab and then fell, entering the front of the cab and striking Employee #1 in the chest. Employee #1 was taken to USA Hospital, where he died on August 7, 1991.
Keywords: chest, loading, boom, collapse, equipment operator, hose, rupture, loader, struck by, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107008369 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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