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Accident: 976407 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Wrecker'S Boom

Accident: 976407 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/30/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10402718006/30/19883711Ltv Missiles And Electronics Group-Am General Div
At approximately 9:20 a.m. on June 30, 1988, Employee #1 and two coworkers were making a final inspection of an M816, 5 ton military wrecker. Employee #1 noticed a pool of oil under the boom's hydraulic apparatus. Employee #1 was in the boom control pulpit and was attempting to wipe the oil up from this position. When he leaned forward, his front right pants pocket caught on the boom's DOWN lever. The boom then proceeded to slowly lower itself onto Employee #1's back, crushing him against the boom's turntable. Unsuccessful attempts were made to revive Employee #1 as he was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was pronounced dead on arrival.
Keywords: clothing, boom, cpr, control lever, caught by, crushed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104027180 Fatality Other Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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