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Accident: 201702214 - Employee'S Neck Is Fractured When Struck By Flying Cable

Accident: 201702214 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 10/20/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30981623910/20/20067999Mt Bachelor Inc
On October 20, 2006, Employee #1 and three coworkers were rigging a lift line for a shortening splice. While attempting to retorque the bolts on a plate clamp on the line that was under tension, the plate clamp failed. The line released, striking Employee #1 and two coworkers and a fourth coworker was struck by fragments. Employee #1 was struck by the line and thrown into the air and struck the ground. The three coworkers received injuries but were not recorded. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a fractured neck.
Keywords: hold-down clamp, fracture, hoisting mechanism, neck, struck by, hoistline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309816239 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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