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Accident: 904797 - Employee Killed When Struck By Collapsing Crane Boom

Accident: 904797 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 05/10/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12398638205/11/19961794Blankenberger Brothers Inc
On May 10, 1996, Employee #1 was helping coworkers tear down a Bucyrus Erie lattice boom crawler crane. The employees had just undone the load block when Employee #1 walked to a part of the boom where two sections were joined together. He removed one connecting pin with his hand, then went under the boom to knock out the other pin. The boom collapsed on top of Employee #1. He sustained multiple fractures and lacerations from his head to his abdomen and was killed. There were several causal factors related to this accident including working under the boom and failure to block or crib the boom or to move the pendant lines before removing the connecting pins.
Keywords: fracture, dismantling, collapse, unsecured, blocks, crane boom, work rules, crawler crane, construction, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123986382 Fatality Other Heavy equipment mechanics

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