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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14515670 Event: 04/26/1984Employee Killed By Falling Crane Boom
Employee #1, a crane operator, was dismantling a crane boom by knocking out the retaining pins holding two sections together. He neglected to disconnect the pendant lines, however, which put downward pressure on the boom sections. Employee #1 was standing on the ground under the boom when he knocked out a lower pin and the boom jackknifed on top of him. He was crushed and killed.
Keywords: dismantling, collapse, crane boom, work rules, construction, crushed, struck by, falling object, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1698240 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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