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Accident: 758227 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Steel Section

Accident: 758227 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/05/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10396565307/06/19884953South Side Landfill And Transfer Station

At approximately 1:40 p.m. on July 5, 1988, Employee #1 was using a cutting torch to cut and remove steel extensions from the sides of a conveyor. To help prevent rusting, the conveyor was sitting on blocks of wood above the ground. After Employee #1 had cut one section of the extensions, the steel fell onto the conveyor. As Employee #1 finished cutting the last weld, the steel fell away from the conveyor and on top of Employee #1. Employee #1 was crushed by the steel and also burned his left arm with the cutting torch. Employee #1 was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Keywords: steel, torch, crushed, struck by, falling object, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103965653 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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