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Report: Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle at Triple-S Steel Supply in San Antonio, Texas

DATE: 07/25/17

An employee was using a 10-ton overhead crane and had picked up a bundle of steel angles weighing 7,250 lbs. The employee and a coworker then raised the bundle around 4 feet high and started to cut the metal strapping off the bundle. The employees were on their third band when the crane was moved southward, pushing them over a stack of angles and pinning them against some pipe. The material struck the employee’s chest, cracking ribs and puncturing a lung. The employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 2017076952  
Date 07/25/2017  
UPA 1245116  
Inspection 1250458  
Primary NAICS 423510  
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 3436 Cranes-gantry, overhead, monorail, container
Event 6213 Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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