The article deals with hazards in the unloading of bulk grain from freight cars using manual and power shovels. The principal hazards in the unloading of bulk grain from freight cars when using manual or power shovels are the following: back strains due to handling the shovel or grain doors; slipping and falling; being struck by unfastened sheaves or falling grain doors; becoming entangled in the slack rope or cable of power shovels; getting caught between the shovel and the side of the car; being cut by steel straps on paper grain doors; stepping on nails removed from or protruding from wooden doors and floors; dust explosions due to electrical or metal friction sparks. Each of these hazards is discussed, along with equipment employed in unloading, general safety devices and safe practices.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 63-67
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM