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Report: Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c. at KBR, LLC in La Porte, Texas

DATE: 05/10/16

Two employees were setting a steel beam that was attached to the choker of a crane. The crane operator picked up the beam and started cabling up. As the beam started rising, it became caught on part of the structure. The crane continued to pull up. The beam broke loose from the structure that it was caught on and swung free, striking the two employees. One of the employees was hospitalized with fractured ribs, pulmonary contusions, and a collapsed lung.

Report ID 2016054006  
Date 05/10/2016  
UPA 1090157  
Inspection 1149097  
Primary NAICS 237120  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 310 Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 4133 Beams-unattached metal
Secondary Source 3430 Cranes, unspecified
Event 6269 Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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