Alert 05 – 35 Load Binder Injury


An injury recently occurred on a company rig when a truck driver was unlatching one of the load binders on his trailer. The employee was struck in the face by the cheater pipe placed on the handle of the binder when it sprang open unexpectedly. This is the second injury of this type within the year. In addition, other similar injuries have occurred while opening or closing load binders.

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