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Accident: 824276 - Employee Struck In Head

Accident: 824276 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 04/18/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10436706504/19/19893312Eastern Stainless Steel Company Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on April 18, 1989, Employee #1 reported to work at which time he heard about a problem with the operation of the #7 roof furnace. Employee #1 went to that area to check out the repairs and to make some other repairs while that furnace was off line. Employee #1 was struck by a catwalk which broke loose from the top of the electric furnace as he walked into the area, and was hospitalized for a concussion. It was noted that repair personnel knew the catwalk was loose but not to the point were it would fall. Further, they were attempting to follow proper repair procedures which included; closing the furnace roof to protect the repair personnel from the heat of the furnace, securing the catwalk to a bridge crane, and removing the catwalk from the top of the furnace.
Keywords: head, catwalk, struck by, concussion, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104367065 Hospitalized injury Concussion Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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