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Accident: 852327 - Employee Killed When Struck By Flying Spreader Bar

Accident: 852327 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 01/17/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10592769301/19/19903531Vme Americas Inc.
On January 17, 1990, an employee was in the act of lifting the rear-end of a Michigan 1270 front-end loader to remove the tires and change the brakes. During the lifting of the vehicle, a chain link broke in the double chain sling resulting in the ejection of the spreader bar. The spreader bar struck the employee on the right side of the head causing fatal brain trauma.
Keywords: head, front end loader, hoisting mechanism, hoist, concussion, flying object, spreader bar, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105927693 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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