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Accident: 732503 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Beam

Accident: 732503 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/09/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
272795612/11/19853325Electric Steel Casting Co
Employee #1 was picking up molds with the assistance of a 5 ton overhead cab crane. He hooked the 5 ton crane chains to the trunnions of a mold and motioned for the crane operator to go up. The operator was watching Employee #1 to be sure he was free of entrapment. While the crane was being moved, the hook caught the side of a 1 ton jib hoist rail, which came off a building column. The jib hoist rail and the muffler on the Ingersol Rand hoist fell to the floor, hitting Employee #1's hard hat and flipping it off. The falling jib hoist beam then hit him on the forehead, killing him.
Keywords: head, crane hook, struck by, crane operator, falling object, crane, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2727956 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Molding and casting machine operators

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