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Accident: 200002970 - Employee'S Leg Is Pinned By Wheel Assembly, Later Dies

Accident: 200002970 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 03/17/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31340921103/25/20103743Ge Transportation
At approximately 6:20 a.m. on March 17, 2010, the employee was in the process of relocating a locomotive wheel assembly, which weighed approximately 5,100 pounds, using a 15 ton overhead bridge crane. The load swung and pinned the employees' left leg between the swinging wheel assembly and a second stationary wheel assembly. The employee was taken to a Kansas City hospital and died on March 25, 2010 due to complications from multiple surgeries.
Keywords: wheel, pinned, locomotive, overhead crane, struck by, tire rim, train, railroad, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313409211 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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