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Accident: 116084.015 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Material Falling From For

Accident: 116084.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 04/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399425.01505/08/2019Blue Star Steel, Inc.

At 2:58 p.m. on April 24, 2019, an employee and a coworker were unloading a deli very of 60 foot bundles of rebar weighing between 3,000 to 4,000 pounds each usi ng a Doosan (Model D705-7, Serial Number FDBOV193002902, type D, truck weighing 25,110 pounds with a 13,330 pound lift capacity with attachment forks A130086) f orklift. A spreader bar that slid over the forks and a 5 inch long piece of ? in ch rebar welded to a flat metal piece were dropped into holes toward the ends of the forks but were not secured with a cotter or safety pins. Three chain slings were secured around the spreader bar with swivel clips that were clipped to the 3/8 inch metal rope slings choked around the rebar (1.1 WLL Tons by BC Wire Rop e and Rigging) for lifting. The employee, a superintendent, was on the ground un derneath the spreader while it was being lowered so he could attach the chains. The coworker was lowering the spreader bar when suddenly the spreader bar became disengaged and fell 15 feet off the forks. The employee tried to dive out of th e way but the bar made contact with the left side of his body. The employee was knocked unconscious and was transported to a local hospital. The employee was ho spitalized with a concussion, nasal fractures, rib fractures, pulmonary contusio n, scalp laceration, and scapular fractures.

Keywords: concussion, contusion, falling object, forklift, fracture, laceration, lung, nose, rib, scalp, spreader bar, struck by, unconsciousness

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1399425.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors, material moving equipment operators

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