Consider Degraded Equipment from Fire Events during Pre-Planning Hazard Analysis
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Savannah River Remediation, Savannah River, SC

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Topics:  Operations, Work Management/Planning, Material Handling/Storage

Pre-planning Hazard Analysis did not recognize that material to be moved during housekeeping/clean-up of debris from a previous fan fire was degraded. The employee lifted a 35 lb. motor approximately waist height to dispose of into the bucket of a front end loader when the motor housing broke causing the employee to drop the motor onto their left foot resulting in a fracture to metatarsal bone. High top safety shoes with steel toes were worn. However, the motor landed above the toe protection of the shoe.

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