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Accident: 980888 - Employee'S Leg Crushed By Ladle Car

Accident: 980888 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/08/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10791690012/19/19891711Furnace Services
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10791691812/19/19893325U.S. Steel Gary Works
At approximately 8:30a.m., on December 8, 1989, Employee #1 and Employee #2 operating engineers employed by Furnace Services, were in the process of cleaning ladle car number 138 at a the ladle repair shop. Employee #1 noticed the ladle car, a rail car used to move molten steel from the blast furnace to various areas of the mill started to roll on the track while 2 co workers was cleaning the entry hole. Employee #1 began placing blocks of wood under the car wheels to prevent it from moving. When Employee #1 got to the backside of the car, the body of the car rolled off the car frame and fell on his left leg pinning him to the ground and fracturing his right leg. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where his left leg was amputated below the knee and fracturing his right leg.
Keywords: amputated, ladle, steel, rail, blast furnace, mill--plant
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107916900 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported
2 107916918 Occupation Not Listed

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