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Accident: 170150726 - Employee'S Hand Crushed By Falling Flatbed Rail Car

Accident: 170150726 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 01/21/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12010579601/21/19981629Traylor Bros-Frontier Kemper

Employee #1 was working on an axle of a flatbed rail car, which had been raised using a hydraulic jack. It was also chocked on opposite sides by multiple blocks of wood, which did not effectively block or support the load. A crane lowered another flatcar onto the track adjacent to the car on which Employee #1 was working. When the flatcar was set down, it rolled and struck a remixer car, which then bumped the flatbed car and knocked it off the jack. Employee #1 sustained a laceration when the derailed car came down on his hand.

Keywords: hydraulic jack, unsecured, blocks, flatbed rail car, work rules, construction, laceration, falling object, hand, unstable position
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other $20,000,000 and over 35

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120105796 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Heavy equipment mechanics FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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