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Accident: 810119 - Falling Crane Boom Kills One Employee And Injuries Another

Accident: 810119 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/04/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1851184010/04/19891741Roer Corp.
Employee #1, a foreman, and Employee #2 were dismantling a crane boom. As they were removing the bottom bull pins from the second to adjoining third boom sections, the unsupported and unsecured twenty foot lattice sections pivoted downwards on to the crouching employees. Employee #1 was killed due to a blunt trauma. Employee #2 was hospitalized for multiple fractures and internal injuries.
Keywords: fracture, crane boom, struck by, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18511840 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 18511840 Fatality Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c.

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