Inadequate Job Planning and Poor Communications Resulted in Breakage of Towing Chain, Causing Near Miss
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Fluor BWXT Portsmouth, Portsmouth, OH (Fluor BWXT)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Operations, Heavy Equipment

A track loader was being used to pull a truck-mounted drilling rig out of a soft/spongy soil area, using a chain. As the operator of the loader pulled forward, the hook that attached the chain to the drilling rig broke loose. The release of energy propelled the hook towards the track loader, breaking the glass on the rear of the cab.

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