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Accident: 116020.015 - Employee Falls And Fractures Foot

Accident: 116020.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1398795.01505/02/2019Sivyer Steel Corporation
At 7:15 p.m. on April 25, 2019, an employee was working at a steel foundry. He w as opening a slide gate to a hopper containing sand. To gain access to the slide and hopper, he stepped over the rail of a staircase ladder onto a Palmer XL cor e machine. He was working at an elevation of approximately 2.1 to 2.4 meters (7 to 8 feet) without fall protection. In the final worksheet, the height was given as 1.7 meters (68 inches). When the employer pulled on the slide gate, he lost his footing and fell approximately 2.1 to 2.4 meters (7 to 8 feet) from the core machine to a concrete floor. He suffered a fracture in his left foot. He was ho spitalized. During an inspection, it was noted that workers relied on coworkers to remove fuses from electrical disconnects for energy control without applying lockout/tagout devices. Work tasks included replacing pumps and motors for the c ooling tower. Employees were exposed to parts energized at electrical system vol tage.
Keywords: casting, catwalk, crane, elec circ part--misc, electrical work, fall, fall protection, foot, foundry, fracture, fuse, guardrail, inadequate maint, ladder, lockout, lockout/tagout, midrail, ppe, respiratory, training, wor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1398795.015 31 M Hospitalized injury

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