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Inspection: 308602986 - Blow & Cote, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Vermont

Nr: 308602986Report ID: 0155010Open Date: 07/12/2005

Blow & Cote, Inc.
Milton Waste Water Treatment Facility
Milton, VT 05468
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 815 Vermont Route 15e, Morrisville, VT 05657

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/20/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/06/2006
Emphasis: S:Construction Fatality, S:Construction Injury

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202045076Event: 07/11/2005Employee Is Injured When Struck By Falling Crane Boom
Employee #1 and several coworkers were removing concrete forms at a construction site for a sewage treatment plant. A Bucyrus Erie 50-ton crane was being used to lift the forms to a staging area where the employees were receiving them. Work had stopped and the crane remained stationary with the boom at 30 degrees with no load on the block. The crane operator then received a signal from the foreman to pick up a pack of forms. The operator raised the boom 5 degrees and the employees heard a noise. At that time, the boom began to freefall and struck Employee #1 on the head. He fell to the ground and became pinned beneath the boom. He was transported to Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington,VT, where he was hospitalized with a fracture.
Keywords: fracture, head, crane boom, pinned, construction, equipment failure, crushed, struck by, falling object, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308602986 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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