Accident Report Detail
Accident: 758227 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Steel Section
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|103965653||07/06/1988||4953||South 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.
|1||103965653||Fatality||Other||Welders and cutters|