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Accident: 202089538 - Employee Pinned Between Load And Object, Receives Injuries

Accident: 202089538 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 11/17/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31378603011/30/20103011Titan Tire Corporation Of Bryan
At approximately 8:45 p.m. on November 17, 2010, Employee #1 was using a 60 ton overhead gantry crane and 0.625 in. four-legged chain sling with 12 ft length to lift two tire mold sets. The two tire mold sets weighed a total of approximately 35,000 lbs. To lift the molds, he inserted lifting pins into holes of the mold and attached the four legged chain sling - one leg for each lifting pin. The sling was equipped with an oblong link at the end of each chain leg. For preventing the chains/links from sliding off of the lifting pins, he held the chains in place or stood close to observe that all of the chains remained attached to the lifting pins, while at the same time operating the crane remote. Employee #1 continued to raise the load. When it became suspended, it swung toward him and pinned his head between the suspended load and a stationary mold stored adjacent to the one being lifted. Employee #1 sustained crushing head and facial injuries. He was transported to a medical center. At the medical center, Employee #1 underwent surgical procedures and received postoperative care and was then hospitalized for approximately two weeks.
Keywords: head, unsecured, pinned, suspended load, struck by, face, mold, hydraulic crane, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313786030 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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