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Accident: 200451193 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Load

Accident: 200451193 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 01/26/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30483631501/26/20023312Ipsco Steel Alabama, Inc.
On January 26, 2002, Employee #1 was lifting four polypropylene Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, each containing 4,500 pounds of Ladle Desulphurizer. These bags were being lifted with a four part chain sling, on a 10-ton auxiliary hoist, that was part of a 225-ton overhead bridge crane. Each container was equipped on each of its top four corners with looped straps for lifting. Each of the four bags was hooked to the four part chain sling with only two of the four straps provided. Employee #1 was under the load apparently removing the pallets that were used to transport the containers when the straps on one of the bags broke. A container which had been lifted approximately 20 feet high fell, striking Employee #1, and killing him.
Keywords: chain, suspended load, overhead crane, pallet, struck by, containerized cargo, sling, falling object, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304836315 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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