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Accident: 201630738 - Employee Injured When Caught In Driveshaft

Accident: 201630738 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 11/08/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30312968811/15/19993325Pcc Structurals Inc
The employees at a steel foundry were moving a pot for reconditioning with a 20-ton Yale overhead crane. The wheels on the crane were defective but the replacements had not arrived. This was the only crane with the capacity to lift the pot. The defective wheels caused the crane bridge to move from side-to-side and sometimes stall the motor. Employee #1, a maintenance electrician, was riding on the bridge in case the motor stalled so he could reset it. While Employee #1 was riding on the end truck of the crane bridge his lanyard became entangled in the drive shaft. Employee #1's injuries include fractured vertebrae in his neck, constricted muscle mass in his left thigh, bruised ribs and collapsed artery in the left leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, caught by, abrasion, lanyard, neck, artery, drive shaft, contusion, crane, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303129688 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Electricians

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