Use of Auto Grip Drum Handling Device

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Type:  Just-In-Time Report

Publisher:  Fluor Hanford, Richland, WA

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Waste Management, Work Management/Planning, Transportation and Packaging, Hoisting and Rigging, Material Handling/Storage, Radiation Protection

On July 28,2008 a 85 gallon drum containing radioactive sodium was being transported using a AUTO GRIP forklift attachment. The attachment is a gravity actuated device designed to hold a barrel in place using barrel weight. The mechanism holding the barrel to the forklift released the barrel when the forklift hit a bump while traversing railroad tracks along the route taken.

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