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Accident: 947028 - Crane Boom Falls Killing Carpenter

Accident: 947028 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 08/03/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10571983508/03/19891751Lynn Mar, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10571982708/03/19891751National Building Systems, Inc.
At 9:50 a.m. on August 3, 1989, Employee #1 was helping unload bundles of 4-feet by 8-feet by .5 inch CDX fire-coated plywood at a townhouse construction project. A 5000 pound capacity truck crane was lifting the bundles from a trailer when the main boom cylinder failed and the boom fell 20 feet striking Employee #1 on the head resulting in a massive skull fracture, rib fractures, left arm fracture and right arm fracture. Employee #1 was not wearing a hard hat.
Keywords: fracture, hard hat, boom, carpenter, concussion, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105719835 Fatality Fracture Carpenters
2 105719827 Occupation Not Listed

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