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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1310334.015 - F. W. Haxel Company

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1

Nr: 1310334.015Report ID: 0352450Open Date: 04/12/2018

F. W. Haxel Company
1920 Governor Ritchie Highway
Annapolis, MD 21409
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 339950/Sign Manufacturing
Mailing: 23 Fontana Lanesuite 107, Baltimore, MD 21237

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/09/2018
Close Case:07/23/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105038.015Event: 04/12/2018Employee Is Killed When Crane Malfunctions
At 3:15 p.m. on April 12, 2018, Employee #1 was working from a personal platform that was affixed to a crane to replace the wire rope on two 60 foot flagpoles. A three ton Skyhook EXD 130 mobile telescopic boom crane, serial number: 110-5607-86, was being used. The boom of the crane consisted of extension cable-driven tubes that had a maximum extension of 137 feet, which the manufacturer had installed the personnel platform. The crane operator lifted Employee #1 twice to perform the maintenance, once for each flag pole. When the work was completed on both flagpoles, the crane's boom was extended approximately 113 feet at an angle of approximately 27 degrees. The crane operator started to retract the tubes, using the load line, to bring the employee back in, when a malfunction occurred. The tubes would not retract, so the crane operator elevated the boom to an angle of approximately 75 degrees at which point, the tubes to suddenly retracted. Employee #1 remained in the basket/platform as the tubes traveled a distance of approximately 82.5 feet before coming to an abrupt stop. Employee #1 received multiple injuries as a result of the force of impact at the end of the retraction, resulting in his death.
Keywords: struck against, crane boom, maintenance, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1310334.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Installers And Repairers

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