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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 135920.015 Event: 05/28/2021Employee Falls And Is Killed After Bucket On Crane Broke Off
At approximately 3:13 p.m. on May 28, 2021, an employee was working in a personn el basket that was connected to a boom of truck crane. The crane was a Sky Hook, Model 130 boom, and was mounted to a flatbed trailer. The trailer was a Monon Corporation, Model OD 100a 10 trailer with a serial number of 1NNJOO1XLM139006. The employee was with two other workers on the site. The weather was overcast an d dry. The employee was attempting to remove a frame of a backlit sign fixture t o replace the plastic insert with a new one. The crane did not have any controls in the basket to control the height of the boom but did have a manual leveling device to secure the angle of the basket. No attachment point was discovered for fall protection on either the basket or the boom. The crane had only a visual o perations inspection by the users prior to its use. The crane had not been insp ected for defects. The basket was attached to the boom by a tube that was bent a nd damaged near the connection point. During the removal of the frame, the emplo yee fell approximately 60 feet to a concrete/asphalt parking lot. The employee f ell when the basket separated from the boom. The employee received blunt trauma injuries to his head and chest that resulted in the death of the employee.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, crane, crane boom, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1533631.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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