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Accident: 202488466 - Employee Fractures Leg When Broken Grip Hoist Strikes

Accident: 202488466 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/20/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31186643811/13/20089512Ca Conservation Corps
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on October 20, 2008, Employee #1 and the coworkers were working at a jobsite located at the proximity of Hwy 101 at Wilson Creek in Klamath California. They were moving logs from a spoils pile that was previously staged for them. Employee #1 and a coworker were gripping at the hoist. Employee #1 was standing inside the bight and the coworker outside, when the grip hoist box anchor strap broke causing the grip hoist to strike Employee #1 in his leg. Employee #1 fractured his lower leg and was hospitalized. The accident investigation revealed that Employee #1 and the coworker used a worn nylon tow strap to anchor the grip hoist to the tree. According to Employee #1, he instructed the coworker to get the new and correctly rated nylon rigging straps, however he did not ensure that those nylon tow straps were used in the configuration.
Keywords: anchor, fracture, rigging, log, struck against, hoist, tree, flying object, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311866438 Hospitalized injury Fracture Forestry and conservation scientists

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