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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 116486515 - Temple-Inland Hope Particleboard Operation

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 116486515Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 02/27/1998

Temple-Inland Hope Particleboard Operation
100 Temple Drive
Hope, AR 71801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2493/Reconstituted Wood Products
Mailing: 100 Temple Drive, Hope, AR 71801

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/25/1998
Close Case:01/05/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 116486515Event: 02/26/1998One Employee Killed, Two Injured When Struck By Wrench
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on February 26, 1998, Employees #1 through #3 were working atop a 35,000 lb, 9 ft wide by 25 ft long loader cage platform approximately 35 ft from the floor, trying to manually lower and level the cage. Employees #1 and #2 were using a 40 lb, 48 in. long pipe wrench that was positioned and secured on the coupling between the motor and gear reducer box. Employee #3 was on the opposite side using a 20 lb, 36 in. long pipe wrench that was also attached to the coupling. After Employees #1 through #3 secured their pipe wrenches, a coworker would release the brake and Employees #1 through #3 would apply force on the coupling to resist the weight of the loader until the cage was lowered and positioned. The process was then repeated. As they were holding their pipe wrenches on the coupling, the momentum of the coupling drastically increased and the 48 in. pipe wrench that Employees #1 and #2 were using slipped and flew off the coupling, striking all three workers. Employee #1 sustained neck and head trauma injuries and was killed. Employee #2 sustained nose and face injuries, and Employee #3 sustained rib fractures; both were treated at a local hospital and released.
Keywords: fracture, head, unsecured, pipe wrench, slip, neck, struck by, flying object, hand tool, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 116486515 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported
2 116486515 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 116486515 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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