Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170829113 - Employee Injured When Struck By Chain Sling

Accident: 170829113 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 08/26/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10435195209/07/19943273Maryland Portable Concrete, Incorporated
At 8:00 a.m. on August 26, 1994, Employee #1, a driver of a concrete truck, picked up a load of concrete at a plant in Aberdeen, MD. While he was attempting to rotate the mixing drum, the gear box broke. The concrete had to be removed from the drum before it hardened. After the two side inspection plates were removed from the mixing drum, Employee #1 wrapped a chain sling around the drum and hooked it inside the inspection plate opening. The other end of the chain was hooked to a front end loader. When the loader started to back up so the drum could rotate, the chain broke and whipped back and struck Employee #1 in the head, face, and shoulder. He was knocked to the ground on impact and was disoriented and dizzy. 911 was called and EMTs responded. They transported Employee #1 to Harford Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a concussion and abrasions to the face. He was released the same day. There are no work rules for this procedure; however, the company does have a written safety policy and other related work rules.
Keywords: head, shoulder, concrete truck, equipment failure, abrasion, struck by, concussion, sling, face, broken chain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104351952 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Truck drivers, heavy

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close