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Accident: 707919 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 707919 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 11/23/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10442526911/23/19881751Springer Construction Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was installing roof trusses on a two-story house. A crane was being used to lift the trusses to the area in which he was working. During one of the lifts, the pin that connects the lift cylinder to the boom failed, causing the boom to fall. The falling boom caught Employee #1's left hand between the truss and the crane boom, amputating two fingers. Improper inspection of the crane caused the pin failure.
Keywords: amputated, inadequate maint, pin, crane boom, finger, work rules, construction, equipment failure, falling object, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104425269 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenter apprentices

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