Other Alerts

Safety Alert Type: 
Other
Location: 
Avalon Dryland Sort
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-06-14
Company Name: 
C.N. Danroth Contracting Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 
  • Pieces of bundle wire shot into the thigh of a Strapper when he was re-cutting wire.
  • Strapper had thrown 3/8 inch bundling wire over a bundle of logs.
  • The hydraulic crimper had not been cutting properly or making clean cuts.
  • The Strapper wanted to cut the frayed ends off and attempted to cut about 2 inches off the fanned out end of the wire.
  • The frayed ends exploded into the workers thigh.

 

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • When cutting short pieces of wire or frayed ends make sure it is at least 5 inches up the strand of wire from the original cut end.
  • Ensure the wire is held secure.
  • Ensure crimper bits are in good working order.
  • Ensure the crimper is held in the proper position.

 

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2008-06-14 Other Alerts.pdf
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