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Accident: 104452.015 - Employee Is Injured In Crane Incident

Accident: 104452.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 03/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1305013.01504/05/2018Us Steel Corporation
At 4:30 p.m. on March 18, 2018, Employee #1, a crane operator, was working to se at a stopper rod assembly on a crane tundish. The chains that attached to the cr ane to lift the stopper rod assembly into place were removed from the stopper ro d's lifting eyelets. During the repositioning of the crane, the chain hooks beca me snagged on the stopper rod assembly. The snagged chain hooks began to pull th e stopper rod assembly from its saddle at the same time that the crane's remote lost power on account of a dead battery. Employee #1 noticed that the chain's h ooks had become snagged on the assembly and worked to pull the assembly from its saddle. However, because of the loss of battery power to the crane's remote, E mployee #1 was unable to stop the crane's momentum that pulling on the rod assem bly had created. As a result, Employee #1 sustained fractures to his clavicle an d scapula on his left side, as well as fractures to his second, third, sixth and seventh ribs. He was hospitalized and received treatment for his injuries.
Keywords: chain, collarbone, crane, crane operator, fracture, rib, shoulder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1305013.015 48 M Hospitalized injury

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