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Summary Nr: 201351913 Event: 11/18/2002Employee Killed When Crushed By Construction Hoist
At 2:30 p.m. on November 15, 2002, Employee #1 was a member of a crew of two employees who were assigned to operate and lubricate two Alimak Hoists, Model Number 27/37 C, that were located adjacent to one another at the construction site. As part of the normal lubrication and maintenance of the hoists, Employee #1 lubricated portions of the hoists every Friday. To do the lubrication, he positioned himself on top of the hoist while the operator of the hoist continued to operate the hoist. This was a practice that was prohibited by the operator's manual of the hoist. Employee #1 was lubricating one of the hoists, and somehow got his legs pinned between the tower and the counterweight of the hoist. His legs were almost severed, and he was taken to a hospital. On Monday morning, November 18, 2002, he died from his injuries.
Keywords: amputated, counterbalance, hoist, caught between, lubricating, leg, maintenance, construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303991020 Occupation not reported

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