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Accident: 201505468 - Employee Injured When Vehicle Drops

Accident: 201505468 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 10/17/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30733550510/20/20044491Apm Terminals-Maersk
On October 17, 2004, Employee #1 was assigned to drive tractors that pulled chassis containing shipping containers to and from a crane. Container Number GLDU7084540 was hoisted without the chassis locks on another container, container Number MAEC502820, being released. With the locking pins still stuck, the container, chassis and tractor were lifted to a height of 8 to 10 feet. The weight of the chassis and tractor caused one of the pins to break then the other came out. The tractor and chassis fell to the ground. It is not clear if Employee #1 was wearing his seat belt. However, the impact of the tractor with the ground caused Employee #1's body to strike the dashboard and the window of the tractor. Employee #1 was injured as a result of a miscommunication or lack of communication, between the Hatch Tender and the crane operator once it was discovered the chassis locking pins would not release. Employee #1 suffered a concussion but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: longshoring, locking pins, equipment failure, fall, concussion, containerized cargo, crane operator, crane, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307335505 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Truck drivers, heavy

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