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Accident: 104744.015 - Quartz Slabs Fall Onto Employee And Fractures His Ankles

Accident: 104744.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 11/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282757.01512/07/2017M S International, Inc.
At 10:15 a.m. on November 30, 2017, an employee was working for a wholesaler of brick, stone, and related construction material. The employee was operating an o verhead crane and a clamp attached to the crane's hook block. He was moving quar tz slabs from an A-frame to another A-frame. While the quartz slabs were still a ttached to the clamp, the employee moved the crane in the wrong direction. The s labs leaned forward and leaned over, ready to fall. The employee stepped in fron t of the quartz slabs and tried to hold them. The quartz slabs fell on top of hi s lower body and legs. He sustained fractures to his left and right ankles. He w as hospitalized.
Keywords: ankle, crane, crane block, crane hook, crane load, crane operator, falling object, fracture, leg, material handling, mech mat handling, torso, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1282757.015 53 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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