Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202471561 - Falling Cylinder Crushes Employee'S Right Hand

Accident: 202471561 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/16/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482847602/27/20127353Quinn Co.
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on February 16, 2012, Employee #1 assisted a coworker with making repairs to a leaking hydraulic cylinder on a 3-point hitch frame. They raised the hitch using a 10-ton overhead hoist. Employee #2 removed the retaining bolt and drove the rod end pin out. They lowered the hitch but it caught on a rod of the lift cylinder. Employee #2 tried to pry the hitch down but it was stuck. He asked Employee #1 for assistance. Employee #1 controlled the hoist and Employee #2 raised the hydraulic cylinder. One of the chains being used broke and Employee #2 lowered the hitch again and rewrapped the chain around the hitch twice. He went back to the cab and Employee #1 knelt by the hitch controlling the hoist, and, with his right hand, tried to move the drawbar back and forth to release the cylinder. Employee #2 started to retract the hydraulic cylinder and heard a loud bang. The hitch dropped onto Employee #1's right hand. Emergency Services were called and Employee #1 was taken by ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center where he was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: chain, hoisting mechanism, hydraulic cylinder, crushed, laceration, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314828476 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Farm equipment mechanics

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.