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Accident: 732867 - Employee Injured When Struck By Chain Sling Hook

Accident: 732867 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 03/25/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
319092303/28/19853312Owen Electric Steel Co Of Sc
Employee #1 was assigned to hook an alloy steel chain sling with a 10 ft reach to remove skull (steel residue that had seeped into the lining of a furnace). Once the three leg, 35,000 lb capacity sling was in place, an overhead crane would pull the skull loose. Employee #1 attached the hooks of the sling to the skull and signaled to the crane operator to tighten the sling. When the sling was tightened, the hook slipped loose and struck Employee #1 in the face. He was hospitalized with multiple fractures to the right side of his face and possibly an injury to his right eye.
Keywords: eye, fracture, crane hook, unsecured, work rules, cleaning, overhead crane, struck by, sling, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3190923 Hospitalized injury Fracture Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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