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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14306914 - Employee Crushed And Killed In Rotating Drill

Accident: 14306914 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 11/20/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10024210612/05/19881629American Dredging Company

Employee #1 was on a drilling boat in the Delaware River. He was using a rag to wipe down rotating drilling rods when he became caught and swung around toward a deck house while the rotating rods continued to pull his clothing. Employee #1 was found by coworkers, who tried to free him by cutting away his clothing. He was killed. The autopsy report revealed that he died of a crushing type injury to his chest. (There were no witnesses to the accident.)

Keywords: chest, clothing, rotating parts, caught by, crushed, drill rig--non-oil, boat

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100242106 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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