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Document ID (ISN)74543
CIS number 00-437
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Suruda A., Liu D., Egger M., Lillquist D.
Title Fatal injuries in the United States construction industry involving cranes 1984-1994
Bibliographic information Dec. 1999, Vol.41, No.12, p.1052-1058. 18 ref.
Abstract Fatal injuries involving cranes were reviewed using records from OSHA investigations from 1984 to 1994. 502 deaths in 479 incidents involving cranes in the construction industry were identified. Electrocution was the largest category, with 198 deaths (39%) reported. Other major categories were assembly and dismantling (12%), boom buckling (8%), crane upset and overturn (7%), and rigging failure (7%). The majority of the deaths during assembly and dismantling involved removal of the boom pins from lattice boom cranes. Only 34% of the construction firms employing the fatally-injured workers had ever been inspected by OSHA.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; USA; fatalities; building industry; cranes
Descriptors (secondary) telescopic jib cranes; electricity; frequency rates; inspection; statistical evaluation; overturning
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Cranes
Construction industry and civil engineering