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Accident: 675827 - Employees Injured When Work Platform Falls

Accident: 675827 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 08/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10523440508/17/19871611Kizer Excavating Co
Employees #1 and #2 were working on a road widening project approximately one-half mile west of McMinnville, OR. They were removing limbs from a maple tree so that it could be felled without coming into contact with the power or phone lines that were near the tree. Employees #1 and #2 were working from a manlift platform that was suspended by the wire rope of a 20 ton P & H rubber tired crane, model R-200. The crane's headache ball hit the boom sheaves, causing the line to break. The platform and employees fell approximately 40 to 45 feet. Employees #1 and #2 were hospitalized.
Keywords: wire rope, broken cable, construction, fall, elevated work plat, elevator, headache ball, crane, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105234405 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers
2 105234405 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers

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