Understand the balance point of material ensure the

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Understand the balance point of material. Ensure the drop position is secure. Ensure the lifted item is chocked, if possible. Case History #2 Worker Killed When Struck by Falling Anchor Chain A crew was rigging an anchor chain that weighed 29 tons to a 40-ton gantry crane using a 5/8 inch cable. The anchor chain was being lifted in ten 90-foot coils. They were  moving the chain from a drydock to a barge for shipping. The load was moved over the  barge and the operator was about to lay it down when one of the cables snapped,  causing a coil of chain to fall. At the same time a worker was boarding the barge to help  the riggers. The falling coil of anchor chain struck the worker on the back and the  running chain knocked him into the water. He died as a result of being struck by the  falling anchor chain.
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  • Winter '19
  • Bruce Palmquist

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