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Accident: 101410.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Ash From A Tower And Is Killed

Accident: 101410.015 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 12/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282290.01512/07/201796517 - Mechanical Systems Inc
At 2:15 p.m. on December 6, 2017, an employee was working inside a permit-requir ed confined space while performing some welding activities. The employee walked through a ventilation duct to an adjacent ash tower where some dried ash broke f ree from the side of the tower and fell down on top of the employee. The employ ee was struck in the head and torso,killing him.
Keywords: flying object, struck by, ventilation, welder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1282290.015 55 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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