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Accident: 771865 - One Employee Killed, One Injured When Struck By Crane Boom

Accident: 771865 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 06/06/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30046959006/07/19961542Manhattan Construction Company
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on June 6, 1996, Employees #1 and #2 and a coworker were on wall scaffolding, pouring and vibrating the concrete for a first story ring berm concrete wall. A bucket load of concrete was overfilled and as the crane, which had been leased by the employer to pour the wall, extended its boom radius, the overload caused it to tip over. The boom fell, striking Employees #1 and #2. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was hospitalized with multiple injuries. The construction was an addition to an existing federal government hospital, to which the employees were taken after the accident.
Keywords: crane boom, work rules, overloaded, construction, struck by, crane, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300469590 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported
2 300469590 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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