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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170127351 - Employee Dies After Fall From Tanker

Accident: 170127351 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/18/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11505057704/21/19945191Sioux Feed Co. Inc.

Employee #1 was on top of a Fruehauf tanker trailer checking the level of liquid manure when a pipe broke, spilling manure on him and knocking him off. He fell 9 1/2 ft, broke thirteen ribs, and was taken to a hospital in Sioux Center, IA. Employee #1 died that night of a ruptured spleen, which probably resulted from the accident. The tanker trailer had no railing.

Keywords: guardrail, spleen, equipment failure, rupture, fall, pipe, spill, trailer, tank, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115050577 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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