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Accident: 101298.015 - Employee Is Struck By A Falling Piece Of Sheet Metal And Fr

Accident: 101298.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 11/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1281360.01512/07/2017Performance Fab, Llc
At 5:30 p.m. on November 30, 2017, an employee was working for a machine shop. H e was using an electric hoist on a jib crane to move a piece of sheet metal onto a plasma table. The sheet metal was 1.5 meters by 3.0 meters across and 13 mill imeters thick (5 feet by 10 feet across and 0.5 inches thick). He attached a pla te clamp to the side of the sheet metal. The plate clamp was connected to an ove rhead electric hoist installed on a jib crane. He attached the clamp to the side of the piece of metal that was away from the plasma table. He tightened the cla mp manually. The employee lifted the clamp and sheet metal far enough up to clea r the top of the table. He moved the bottom of the piece to the table's edge and then positioned the metal flat on the table. The employee had to make adjustmen ts to the metal's position and stood up on the table. After he had made the last adjustment, the employee went to get off the table. The sheet metal fell from t he clamp. It struck the back of the employee's legs as it fell to the table. He sustained fractured bones in his right leg. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: falling object, fracture, hoist, jib crane, leg, machinist, metal sheet, metal shop, struck by, unstable load, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1281360.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters

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