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Accident: 14558167 - Employee Drowned Due To Fall From Barge

Accident: 14558167 -- Report ID: 0418500 -- Event Date: 09/09/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1742076110/26/19891629Cape Romain Contractors

Employee #1 and another employee were working on a dredging barge moored in a harbor on a rainy day. After refueling the barge crane around 9:30 a.m., Employee #1 took a break to get out of the rain while the other employee operated the crane. During his break, Employee #1 fell from the barge into the water and drowned. At approximately 11:15 am, two employees noticed Employee #1 missing and began to look for him. They found his body approximately 20 ft from the barge in 7-ft deep water.

Keywords: barge, asphyxiated, fall, drown, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17420761 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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