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  • Published: 25 Apr 2024

Person injured when chain hoist container failed at securing point

Person injured when chain hoist container failed at securing point
Person injured when chain hoist container failed at securing point

Description of Incident

An overhead electric chain hoist container/box weighing approx. 30kg fell around 0.8m onto a crew member. The incident occurred whilst crew were working on adjustment of a heavy clamp used as part of a pipelaying operation. A permanently installed 3.2 Te SWL overhead electrical chain hoist, mounted above on a structural beam, was being used to support the clamp end. One of the securing points of the hoist failed, and the chain hoist container fell onto one of the crew present. It hit the right shoulder/back, causing contusion and bruising.

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