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Accident: 96718.015 - Employee Is Struck By A Load Of Steel, Sustaining A Puncture

Accident: 96718.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 06/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1243445.01506/29/2017Martin Automatic, Inc.
At 10:25 a.m. on June 21, 2017, an employee was using an overhead bridge crane to unload a bundle of steel from a flatbed trailer. During operation, the employee inadvertently pressed the wrong button on the crane's remote control and the load swung in his direction. The employee was struck by the load and was pinned between the load and a trailer. The employee sustained two broken ribs and a punctured left lung.
Keywords: suspended load, lung, material handling, fracture, flatbed truck, crane, caught between, steel-melting furn, struck by, rib, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1243445.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified

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