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Inspection: 310811930 - Thiyagarajah Aarooran

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 310811930Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 06/25/2007

Thiyagarajah Aarooran
17083 Skyline Truck Trail
Jamul, CA 91935
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1521/General Contractors-Single-Family Houses
NAICS: 236115/New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)
Mailing: 13079 Tree Crest St, San Diego, CA 92604

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/15/2007
Close Case:08/15/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201071180Event: 06/24/2007Employee Is Pinned By Crane Boom, Dies Later
At approximately 6:02 p.m. on June 24, 2007, a crane operator was operating a Little Giant mobile crane and was operating the boom and moving it in a past-vertical position preparing to hook it up to a 2,500 gallon water tank. The tank was to be moved onto another portion of the property. The crane operator was looking to his left at the owner of the crane. Employee #1 was at the site and spoke with the owner at the time the crane was being operated. Employee #1 moved without anyone seeing him, around to the north end of the crane and went around the west side and climbed on the south end of the crane. Employee #1 was probably attempting to look at something on the platform and was crushed between the boom arm and the cab of the mobile crane as the boom was being raised just past 90-degrees. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead by a physician.
Keywords: boom, construction, caught between, crushed, mech mat handling, crane block, tank, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310811930 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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