Alert 08 – 37 Fatal Incident – Worker Caught Between Outrigger and Chassis of Crane


Six workers were preparing a truck-mounted crane for relocation in a lay-down area on the site. During outrigger retraction, one of the workers reached across an extended outrigger beam. It is thought that he was attempting to retrieve a water bottle stored in a recessed area of the crane chassis. As the outrigger was retracted into the sleeve, the worker was trapped between the chassis and the outrigger stabilizer cylinder. The worker was severely injured and transported by the other workers to the nearby hospital. Unfortunately on arrival the worker was pronounced dead.

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