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Mechanic injures hand while operating a construction hoist

Incident Investigation

Mechanic injures hand while operating a construction hoist

August 27, 2019

Elevating Devices

Reference Number:

II-915189-2019 (#15006)



Location: Burnaby

Regulated industry sector: Elevating Devices

Incident overview

During a hoist raise, the licensed mechanic was operating the hoist in one hand while gripping the slowdown bar in another. The lower mounting bracket of the slowdown bar came into contact with a tower brace, causing an injury to the mechanic’s hand.

 

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