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Accident: 873570 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Crane Boom

Accident: 873570 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 09/21/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30059067609/21/19981611Herlihy Mid-Continent
A crane was travelling with a suspended, approximately 16,000 lb load on an uneven route. The crane tipped over, causing the boom and the load to swing around the left side of the crane. The boom came down with the load, striking and killing Employee #1.
Keywords: uneven ground, crane boom, suspended load, construction, mech mat handling, struck by, work surface, crane, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300590676 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Lifting operations

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