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Accident: 788653 - Employee Struck And Injured By Falling Beam

Accident: 788653 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 03/04/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12374077103/04/19941081Gonzales Boring & Tunneling, Inc.
Employee #1 was a rigger for Gonzales Boring and Tunneling, Inc. A channel iron, used as a "whaler" in a borepit trench shield system, was dislodged after a crane hook struck it during the dismantling of a horizontal boring machine. The dislodged beam fell onto Employee #1's leg, breaking it above the ankle.
Keywords: beam, fracture, crane hook, dismantling, trench, iron, struck by, falling object, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123740771 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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