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Accident: 880054 - One Employee Killed, Two Hurt In Boom Collapse

Accident: 880054 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 06/12/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10711440706/16/19921799Newman Signs, Inc.
Employees #1, #2, and #3 were positioned on a personnel platform suspended from a telescoping boom crane while installing new panels on an existing traffic sign. The truck-mounted base frame supporting the crane failed, causing the boom to collapse. The employees fell approximately 10 feet while still positioned on the platform. Employees #1 and #2 were struck by the crane boom and pinned beneath it. Employee #3 fell clear of the boom. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: installing, boom, collapse, crane boom, pinned, truck crane, construction, equipment failure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107114407 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 107114407 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
3 107114407 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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