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Accident: 201791514 - Employee'S Hand Crushed Between Hoist Chain And Hook

Accident: 201791514 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 06/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12613281007/16/19983312California Steel & Tube
Employee #1 was attempting to re-set a cart that had derailed in the steel tube manufacturing plant. The cart was used to move steel coils. Employee #1 attached a steel chain through openings at the top and side of the machine then hooked the chain with a hook from the overhead bridge crane. Employee #1 caught his right hand between the chain and hook as he attempted to manipulate the pendant controls with his left hand to take up the slack in the line. Employee #1 sustained a crushing injury to his hand, and a laceration and fracture to his ring and middle finger.
Keywords: chain, fracture, crane hook, control lever, crushed, laceration, overhead crane, hand, cart, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126132810 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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