Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14243406 - Employee Killed When Head Crushed Between Railroad Cars
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|18252957||08/26/1988||3312||U.S. Steel Division Of Usx Corporation|
Employee #1, a remote control locomotive operator, was transporting a buggie containing bins of limestone and scrap steel to the open hearth charging floor area of a furnace. He was uncoupling the buggie cars on the #1 turnout, which had defective decoupling levers. Employee #1 was apparently taking the slack out of the cars when he placed his head between them. Because of the defective lever, his head was crushed between the two major bins located at each end of the buggie cars, and he was killed.
|1||18252957||Fatality||Fracture||Occupation not reported|