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Accident: 63549.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed When A Loaded Crane Boom Colla

Accident: 63549.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 06/20/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
981826.01506/20/2014Kraemer Brothers, Llc
At 11:30 a.m. on June 20, 2014, an employee was rigging a pallet of masonry bloc k to be lifted via crane to where it was needed on the construction site. The cr ane utilized on site was a 90 Ton Hydraulic Grove Truck Crane (Year: 2004, Model : TMS900E, Serial Number: 223946). The rigging employee was working by himself o ut of view from the crane operator and any other employees on site. The rigging employee was in contact with the crane operator via a two-way radio. Once the ri gging was set on the pallet of masonry block, the crane operator minimally lifte d up on the load, at which point the crane boom sheared and collapsed to the gro und below. The rigging employee was struck by the collapsing crane boom (specifi cally the jib extension) and received fatal crushing injuries to the skull.
Keywords: collapse, construction, crane, crane boom, crane load, crushing, skull, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 981826.015 30 M Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry

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