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Accident: 82766.015 - Employee Falls From A Crane And Is Killed

Accident: 82766.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 02/02/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1122497.01502/02/2016General Motors Llc
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on February 2, 2016, the employee, a 50 year old mal e, was attempting to troubleshoot the 15 Ton crane in the Melting Department. Th e employee contacted the crane operator via radio and instructed the operator to send the bucket up, which made it's full cycle and returned to the home positio n. Immediately after, the coworker could not make contact with the employee by r adio. The coworker searched for the employee and found him in the bottom of the B2 coke pit, approximately 30' down. The coke pit was filled with bricks. The em ployee was killed due to a skull fracture. There were no immediate witnesses to the incident. The incident happened indoors, so weather was not a factor.
Keywords: crane, elevated work platform, fall, lockout/tagout, pit, skull
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1122497.015 50 M Fatality Electricians

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