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Worker Survives Fall from Crane

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Faulty equipment is being blamed for a 35-foot fall suffered by a construction worker who was working on a crane at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

The city fire department reported the unidentified worker's condition as stable but did not describe his injuries. The accident occurred just before 11 a.m. on Monday (June 24).

Philadelphia construction worker fall
NBC 10

A 27-year-old construction worker fell 35 feet after being tossed from a malfunctioning crane in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He was demolishing a warehouse, according to reports.

Details were few. The worker's employer was not identified, and it was not known if he was wearing fall protection.

The Philadelphia Naval Shipyard was the country's first naval shipyard, according to its website. It now houses a 1,200 acre business campus with 130 companies after closing in 1996.

Thrown from the Lift

It was determined that the worker fell from a crane and was said to be trapped under an aerial lift, Philly.com reported.

A police spokeswoman, Officer Christine O'Brien, told NBC 10 that the cherry-picker lifter the 27-year-old worker was using to do demolition work malfunctioned, throwing him into the air. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the machine to malfunction.

The worker, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital after complaining of pain.

Ongoing Development

In 2004, the Navy Yard Master Plan was released, detailing a mixed-use campus based on historic preservation and sustainability.

Navy Yard construction
NavyYard.org

The Navy Yard, which closed in 1996, has been undergoing mixed-use redevelopment.

The plan was prepared by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and a team of real estate, development, planning and design professionals. The plan was updated this year.

Eventually, the Navy Yard will support up to 13.5 million square feet of development.

   

Tagged categories: Accidents; Construction; Cranes; Fall protection; Shipyards; U.S. Navy

Comment from M. Halliwell, (6/27/2013, 10:16 AM)

Ok....just so we're clear: The worker was working from a "cherry picker" on disassembling a crane, the "cherry picker" malfunctioned causing the worker to fall. Correct? Or was he on the crane and the malfunction caused him to fall (i.e. it hit the crane where the worker was and dislodged him from the crane). I would assume the former...but it's not overly clear in the article. Regardless, here's hoping the worker has a speedy recovery.


Comment from peter gibson, (6/27/2013, 11:16 AM)

I wish some writers would be more concise in their writings. They are wordsmiths after all. Why should we have to strain our brains like that !


Comment from Andrew Piedl, (6/27/2013, 11:20 AM)

There was also a lot of confusion in the reporting of the building demolition that resulted in a collapse and fatalities a few weeks ago on Market Street in Philadelphia. In both these instances, I find it more valuable to simply look at the photos than try to make sense of the text when trying to understand what actually happened.


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