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Accident: 170864094 - Employee Injured When Struck By Flying End Of Chain

Accident: 170864094 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 02/13/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11980001904/11/19974212Joel L. Coelho, Inc.
On February 13, 1997, Employee #1 and a coworker were righting a forklift/converted front end loader that had tipped over. The coworker was using three C.M. Chain 5/16 in. binding chains linked in a series to the hitch point of a crawler tractor. Employee #1, operating the crawler tractor, put tension on the chains as he began to pull up on the forklift. It had been raised part-way when the chain nearest to the crawler tractor broke. The free end of the chain struck Employee #1 in the forehead. He suffered a concussion and a fractured sinus, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: chain, equipment operator, forehead, equipment failure, mech mat handling, struck by, concussion, flying object, face, broken chain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119800019 Hospitalized injury Concussion Farm workers

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