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Accident: 113501.015 - Employee Sustains Leg Fracture When Crushed By Steel Plate

Accident: 113501.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1342341.01508/22/2018Precise Staffing
At 10:30 a.m. on August 6, 2018, an employee was working for a temporary staffin g agency. He was using a hoisting apparatus to move a steel plate from a drill p ress. The steel plate was 0.91 meters (36 inches) long, 102 millimeters (4 inche s) wide, and 57 millimeters (2.25 inches) thick. It weighed 360 kilograms (800 p ounds). The hoisting apparatus was a hoist crane, supported by (or equipped with ) "shoes." The metal plate was not secured to the shoes. The steel plate slipped from the shoes. As it fell, it caught the employee between the plate and the wo rk table, crushing his leg. The employee sustained a fracture to his right leg b elow the knee and above the ankle. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: caught by, drill press, equipment operator, falling object, fracture, hoist, hoisting mechanism, leg, steel plate, struck by, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1342341.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Equipment Operator: Heavy

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