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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131283.015 Event: 11/21/2020Employee Dies Of Head Injuries After Falling From Crane
At 5:48 p.m. on November 21, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction compa ny, was the crane operator for a crew installing a swimming pool in a residence' s backyard. Employee #1 and coworkers were setting up the crane when Employee # 1, for unknown reasons, exited the crane's cab onto the crane's platform. The c ab was positioned on the platform, which did not have guardrails. As Employee # 1 was getting back into the cab, he fell and struck his head on the pavement. E mployee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of head injuries, including a possible fractured skull. He died at the hospital a week later.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, crane, crane operator, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, laceration, residential construction, skull, unguarded, unprotected, work surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1503540.015 Fatality

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