Falling along with a steel frame during work
to load steel frames onto the cargo bed of
[Circumstances of Incident]
The accident occurred at a plant that
steel framing for construction.
The plant carries out work that involves
drilling holes, cutting and welding
pillars and girders used in construction.
These prefabricated steel frames are
delivered to construction sites.
Since the start of his working shift
day of the accident, the victim had
carrying out work using an overhead
crane to load finished steel frames
the cargo bed of a large-size truck.
At around 13:40, another worker who
in welding work nearby looked over
that the victim who had been handling
loading work had fallen down on his
side and a steel frame was lying atop
At the time, it was noticed that the
rope being used by the victim had only
eye attached to the loading hook of
The following can be cited as the causes
of this accident.
1 The direct cause was that an inappropriate
method was used to unhook the sling
from the overhead traveling crane while
fabricated steel frames onto the truck.
In other words, the method of lifting
by the overhead traveling crane while
one eye of the sling is attached to
is inappropriate and should be avoided.
2 The two following factors can be
as indirect causes.
 There was no facility that allowed
worker to safely move up and down between
the floor and the truck bed or the
the load on the truck bed.
 There was no operation leader.
[Type of business] Other metal products manufacturing [Type of accident] Fall [Number of victims] One fatality