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Accident: 953513 - Employee Struck By Falling Gantry

Accident: 953513 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 04/05/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10570748304/06/19891791Williams Miscellaneous Erection Co.
Several employees were hoisting beams through a floor opening, using a gantry and chain hoist. When the beams reached the proper level, the employees pulled them to the floor as the chain was given slack. The employees pulled too hard and toppled the gantry, which fell and struck Employee #1.
Keywords: chain, construction, gantry crane, hoist, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105707483 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Structural metal workers

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