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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 111854.015 Event: 10/25/2018Employee Fractures Leg When Struck By Steel Tubes
At 11:15 a.m. on October 25, 2018, Employee #1 was moving a bundle of four inch by four inch, 20-foot long steel tubes with a forklift onto a truck. The steel t ubes were bundled together with 0.25 inch thick metal bandings. Each bundle cont ained four tubes. While moving one of the bundles of the tubes, the forklift cut off, leaving the forks tilted in a downward angle. Employee #1 then obtained a boom lift that was on site, to move the steel tubes. The boom lift could only pi ck up one tube at a time, so the employee needed to cut the metal banding surrou nding the steel tubes. As he bent down in front of the bundle of tubes, the empl oyee cut the metal banding and the tubes rolled onto his legs, fracturing one of them. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: boom truck, falling object, forklift, fracture, leg, powered industrial vehicle, steel tube, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1356248.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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