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Accident: 743807 - Employee Killed By Falling Crane Boom In Trench

Accident: 743807 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 09/30/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10388849110/01/19911541Pan Pacific Construction Inc Dba Ppc-Tokyu Joint V
At 2:55 p.m. on September 30, 1991, Employee #1 and a coworker were having a Rammax compactor lowered into an approximately 3 ft trench by a 35 ton P & H crawler crane #CR7, serial #J7057. The coworker was on the right side of the crane giving hand signals to the crane operator to lower the compactor into the trench. After lowering, he stood by while Employee #1 went into the trench to unhook the slings from the compactor. The boom hoist cable snapped and the boom fell to the ground, striking Employee #1 on the head and killing him.
Keywords: head, wire rope, crane boom, construction, equipment failure, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103888491 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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