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Accident: 768614 - Construction Worker Killed When Crane Counterweight Hit Him

Accident: 768614 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 11/18/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10078847011/24/19871611Jensen Construction Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10078863712/07/19877359Davis Motor Crane Service, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 AND SEVERAL OTHER EMPLOYEES WERE MOVING A CONCRETE BATCH PLANT FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER. THEY WERE NEARLY DONE WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 DECIDED TO HELP THE CRANE CREW GET THE CRANE READY TO BE MOVED. EMPLOYEE #1 BEGAN PLACING THE METAL OUTRIGGER PLATES INTO HOLDERS ON THE REAR OF A GROVE TM 875 CRANE. HE POSITIONED HIS HEAD BETWEEN THE REAR ENGINE HOUSING AND A RETRACTABLE COUNTERWEIGHT. AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CRANE SERVICE COMPANY ACTIVATED A HYDRAULIC SWITCH TO RETRACT THE COUNTERWEIGHT. EMPLOYEE #1'S HEAD WAS CAUGHT BETWEEN THE ENGINE HOUSING AND THE RETRACTING COUNTERWEIGHT AND WAS CRUSHED. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: head, counterbalance, work rules, inattention, dismantling, crushed, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100788470 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 100788637 Occupation Not Listed

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