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Accident: 821033 - Construction Employee Fell While Riding Crane Hook

Accident: 821033 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 12/16/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
280798012/17/19861751A. E. Race & Associates
EMPLOYEE #1, A CARPENTRY FOREMAN, WAS RIDING THE HOOK OF A MOBILE TRUCK LATTICE BOOM CRANE ATTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT FROM ONE ROOF TOP TO ANOTHER. THE OPERATOR ALLOWED THE HOOK TO FREE FALL, CAUSING EMPLOYEE #1 TO LOSE HIS GRIP. THE EMPLOYEE FELL 35 FEET THROUGH A PLYWOOD ROOF, THEN 27 FEET ONTO A CONCRETE FLOOR. EMPLOYEE #1 SUSTAINED SERIOUS MULTIPLE INJURIES, INCLUDING A BROKEN LEFT WRIST, NOSE, FEMUR OF LEFT LEG, AND BROKEN TEETH. HE ALSO SUFFERED A COLLAPSED LEFT LUNG, FRACTURED PELVIS, LACERATED LIPS AND FACE, COMPRESSED DISK, NERVE DAMAGE TO BOTH LEGS AND CONTUSIONS OF THE CHEST, BACK, NECK, SHOULDER, AND SCROTUM. THE VICTIM HAD EIGHT YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND STATED THAT HE KNEW IT WAS AGAINST REGULATIONS TO RIDE A CRANE HOOK OR LOAD.
Keywords: fracture, crane hook, work rules, construction, nose, fall, arm, crane, leg, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2807980 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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