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Accident: 14335418 - Labor Foreman Fell Into River And Drowned

Accident: 14335418 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 04/07/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10034404304/08/19873731Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company, Inc.

A SIXTY-FOUR YEAR OLD LABOR FOREMAN, WORKING WITH FOUR OTHER EMPLOYEES, HAD BEEN REMOVING PUMPS FROM A BARGE WHICH WAS PREPARING TO SAIL. THE EMPLOYEES, WHO WERE NOT WEARING LIFE JACKETS, HAD BEEN WORKING ALL NIGHT SLIDING THE PUMPS ACROSS A SCAFFOLD BOARD TO THE PIER. THE FOREMAN FELL INTO THE RIVER WHILE THE OTHER EMPLOYEES WERE OUT OF SIGHT. HE DROWNED. THERE WERE NO OTHER EYE WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT.

Keywords: barge, fall, fall protection, drown, life jacket, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100344043 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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