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Accident: 90887.015 - Employee Is Struck In The Head By A Hook From 1.5 Ton Come-A

Accident: 90887.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 11/11/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1189344.01511/01/2016John'S Used Autos And Parts, Llc
At 10:00 a.m. on November 11, 2016, two employees were attempting to set the bea d on the left front tire of a John Deere 644C Front-End Loader. The tire had no t been removed from the equipment, so the employee had a second employee raise t he front tires off the ground using the forks attached to the equipment. The em ployee wrapped a chain around the tire and was then using a 1.5-ton come-a-long to apply pressure to the middle of the tire. As the employee increased the tens ion on the chain, either a chain link broke or the come-a-long hook slipped and flew into the head of the employee. The employee died from a skull fracture an d traumatic brain injury.
Keywords: broken chain, multipiece rim wheel, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1189344.015 35 M Fatality Heavy equipment mechanics

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