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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
Current Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260550 A01 10/07/1985 10/10/1985 $350 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260550 A05 10/07/1985 10/10/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Other 19260550 A06 10/07/1985 10/10/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01001D Serious 19260550 A12 10/07/1985 10/10/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02001 Other 19260100 A 10/07/1985 10/10/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02002 Other 19260251 A01 10/07/1985 10/10/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14526354 Event: 09/06/1985Employee Crushed And Killed By Boom During Disassembly
A crane crew was disassembling the boom of an FMC Link Belt crawler crane, LS98A, before transporting the crane to another job site. The boom consisted of three 20 foot sections: a base, one insert, and a point. Employee #1 signaled the crane operator to raise the boom. He then removed the lower pin cotter keys and, with a hammer, knocked out both bottom pins connecting the point section and the insert. He was under the insert while removing the pins, and the boom fell and crushed him to death. The boom hoist pendants had not been reconnected to a point behind the pins to be removed, nor was the boom supported by blocking. This fatality could have been prevented by close supervision to see that safe boom disassembly procedures were followed and that employees never stood under a boom while removing the pins.
Keywords: dismantling, blocks, crane boom, work rules, crawler crane, construction, crushed, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1204809 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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