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Accident: 878710 - Employee Killed When Crane Overturns And Falls Off Bridge

Accident: 878710 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 04/26/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10447362404/27/19907353North-Eastern Maryland Contracting Co., Inc.
Employee #1, a crane operator, had positioned a crane on a bridge to set jersey barriers. During the setup of the crane, he extended the boom to a height of 69 ft and extended the outriggers, but not to their full position. As a result, the crane tipped over and fell 90 ft from the bridge to the ground. Employee #1 also fell from the bridge, sustaining multiple injuries. He was killed.
Keywords: crane outrigger, work rules, fall, bridge, crane operator, crane, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104473624 Fatality Other Crane and tower operators

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