Iron girders – workers trapped under a heavy load

Serious work accident on Monday evening in Umhausen in the Ötztal. A 30-year-old worker was trapped under one of the girders while reloading iron girders weighing around 1,000 kilograms. The heavy load had started to slide.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. A 45-year-old Pole and a 30-year-old Hungarian were busy loading so-called I-iron girders, each weighing one ton, from a storage area in Umhausen onto the loading area of ​​a truck using a rear crane. While the 45-year-old truck driver operated the rear crane, the 30-year-old worker operated the chain suspension.

When the second I-beam was suspended from the loading area, it tilted in the direction of the 30-year-old, causing his legs to be trapped on the loading area. The crane operator then lifted the girder, which enabled the casualty to be freed.

The Hungarian suffered serious injuries in the area of ​​the lower legs and forearms in the accident at work. The ambulance took him to the hospital in Zams.

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