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Mechanic fatally injured during dismantling of crane boom at scrap metal yard - Pennsylvania.

Authors
Moore-PH; Casini-VJ; Pettit-TA
Source
NIOSH, 1997 Jun; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20000436
Abstract
On March 17, 1997, a 42-year-old master mechanic (the victim) was fatally injured while dismantling a crane boom at a scrap metal yard. The victim and two co-workers were dismantling the crawler-mounted lattice boom crane in preparation for transport. The crane boom had been lowered to 8 1/2 feet off the ground, and was supported by the boom pendants. The victim positioned himself under the pinned connections between the inner (heel or base) section and the center section of the boom. While one coworker observed, the victim removed the pins from the bottom connections. When the victim removed the last of the two pins, the boom sections fell, striking and pinning the victim underneath. The co-worker immediately contacted the yard manager by radio who then notified 911.
Keywords
Mechanics; Industrial-safety; Accident-prevention; Region-3; Boom-crane; Scrap-metal; Construction-Search
Publication Date
19970610
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-155657
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-97-03
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-56
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; WV
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