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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132686.015 Event: 01/20/2021Employee In Crane Basket Is Pinned Against Pole And Killed
At 11:45 a.m. on January 20, 2021, Employee #1, employed by a power line constru ction company, was working from the personnel basket of a crane and erecting a s teel transmission structure. The basket's hydraulic controls malfunctioned, cau sing the basket to pin and crush the employee against the structure. Employee # 1 was killed.
Keywords: aerial lift, basket, caught between, construction, crane, crushed, equipment failure, hydraulic crane, metal pole, personnel cage, pinned, power line worker, power trans appar, steel erection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1511555.015 Fatality Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

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