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Inspection: 119971182 - The Sun, San Bernardino County
Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino
Report ID: 0950633
Open Date: 11/12/1993
The Sun, San Bernardino County
399 North "D" Street San Bernardino, CA 92401
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2711/Newspapers: Publishing, or Publishing and Printing
Employee Suffers Head Injury When Struck By Falling Chain
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on October 20, 1993, Employee #1 was monitoring and overseeing another contractor who was contracted to remove 5 printing presses that were no longer used. The rigging contractor had been hired by the purchaser to remove the presses and Employee #1 was to provide inventory control only. As the rigging contractor was elevating one of the 5 presses from its foundation pit, a chain on one of the four manual suspension block and tackle hoists broke and struck Employee #1 in the head, causing injuries for which he was hospitalized. Employee #1 was not wearing appropriate head protection in violation of T-8 CCR 3381(a).
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