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Accident: 735191 - Employee Killed When He Somehow Entered A Paper Pulper

Accident: 735191 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 05/27/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
320284305/28/19862631Sonoco Products Co. Paper Div. Hartsville

EMPLOYEE #1 SOMEHOW GOT INTO THE PAPER PULPER (PROCESSING VAT). THE PULPER CONTAINED WATER AT 130 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT AND PIECES OF PAPER STOCK. THE PULPER WAS 14 FEET IN DIAMETER AND 10 FEET DEEP. THE PULPER WAS GUARDED BY A GUARDRAIL AND GATE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SO BADLY MANGLED WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES THAT HE COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED UNTIL AN AUTOPSY WAS PERFORMED. NO ONE SAW HOW EMPLOYEE #1 ENTERED THE PULPER.

Keywords: guardrail, paper, fall, paper machine, high temperature

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3202843 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Mixing and blending machine operators

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