Published: 29 Jun 2020
Young worker injured by lifting hook.
In April 2020, a young worker was injured after being struck by a lifting chain hook while helping a colleague move equipment. They were using a crane in a storage yard. It appears one of the hooks on the lifting chain was not correctly positioned on the load. With tension on the chain, it’s believed the worker attempted to knock the sling hook so that it would move into the correct position. However, the sling hook detached from the load and struck the young worker.
See Safety Alert here.