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Accident: 41280.015 - Employee Struck By A Loose Wire Rope Attached To A Steel Con

Accident: 41280.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 08/26/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
891120.01502/20/2013Ridge Group, Inc.
At 9:15 a.m. on August 26, 2012, the employee attempted to pull and drag a steel container onto the back of a flatbed trailer using a wire rope, winch and chain assembly. The chain assembly was secured at the bottom of the container, and as the employee pulled the chain, it broke creating a backlash from the wire rope striking the employee across the neck and chest. The employee then sustained inj uries to the chest and neck and was killed.
Keywords: connecting, flatbed truck, neck, struck by, wire rope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 891120.015 53 M Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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