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Accident: 951814 - Employee Killed When Truck Cab Struck By Crane Boom

Accident: 951814 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 10/08/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12543496910/08/19977353C. W. Strittmatter, Inc.
Employee #1 was sitting in the operator's position of an eastern-facing tandem dump truck, waiting to be directed into the excavation area of a construction project. A coworker was operating a 50 ton Grove all-terrain crane, which was also facing east, and had made a "pick" from the left rear of the machine of an empty 3.5 yd concrete bucket. He swung around to the right side of the crane, extending the boom to 62 ft 9 in. As he started to lower the bucket, the crane tipped up on its left side and then over onto its right side, striking the dump truck. The boom crushed the cab where Employee #1 was sitting and pinned him against the steering wheel. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: crane boom, pinned, work rules, dump truck, mech mat handling, struck by, crane, overturn, truck driver, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125434969 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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