Alert 14 – 25 Shifting Load During Lifting Operation Results in Medical Treatment Case


A fly lift for crown sheaves was being prepared using a fly skid. The Load Master requested that the crown sheaves be transferred to a lifting basket due to a shortage of chains for securing. During the re-loading of the sheaves into the basket, an employee climbed into the basket to re-position the sheaves for the lift. During the lift for re-positioning of the crown sheaves, one of the sheaves flipped unexpectedly and uncontrollably, trapping the employee’s leg and causing severe lacerations and a puncture wound. The injured person (IP) was treated on location but required a Med-Evac to the hospital for advanced medical treatment.

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