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Accident: 170605992 - Employee Suffers Head Injury When Struck By Falling Chain

Accident: 170605992 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/20/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11997118211/12/19932711The Sun, San Bernardino County
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on October 20, 1993, Employee #1 was monitoring and overseeing another contractor who was contracted to remove 5 printing presses that were no longer used. The rigging contractor had been hired by the purchaser to remove the presses and Employee #1 was to provide inventory control only. As the rigging contractor was elevating one of the 5 presses from its foundation pit, a chain on one of the four manual suspension block and tackle hoists broke and struck Employee #1 in the head, causing injuries for which he was hospitalized. Employee #1 was not wearing appropriate head protection in violation of T-8 CCR 3381(a).
Keywords: chain, head, rigging, protective clothing, work rules, hoist, overhead protection, struck by, falling object, broken chain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119971182 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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