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Laborer is crushed by a clam shell bucket when it disconnects from its crane in California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1997 Dec; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027154
Abstract
A 22-year old laborer (decedent) died when he was crushed by a clam-shell bucket which disconnected from the hook of the truck-mounted crane lowering it. The decedent was in a deep excavation when the bucket fell on him. The bucket snagged the side of the trench shield which caused it to disconnect from the crane's load hook. The safety latch on the hook was damaged and not operating properly. The CA/FACE investigator that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers should: 1. assure lifting equipment is inspected and repaired before use. 2. avoid lifting equipment and loads over the heads of employees. 3. develop a written daily checklist for inspecting equipment.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Protective-equipment; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability
Publication Date
19971206
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-112049
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-97CA009; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-48
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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