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Accident: 200800811 - Employee Injured Due To Failed Steel Sling

Accident: 200800811 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 03/08/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30610493603/13/20033089Penda Corporation
On March 8, 2003, Employee #1 was using an overhead alloy steel sling to lift a 440 pound jig. The sling broke and the suspended 440 pound jig struck Employee #1. He fell to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for multiple lacerations to his shoulders and head. A detailed investigation determined that the chains used for lifting the 440 pound jig were not inspected before each use, and there was visible oxidation on the link that failed.
Keywords: head, shoulder, inadequate maint, laceration, struck by, falling object, broken chain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306104936 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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