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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 118787.015 - Worker Is Killed In Fall From Height

Accident: 118787.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 08/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1421854.01508/08/2019New Day Farms Llc.
At 1:30 or 1:32 p.m. on August 8, 2019, an employee was working at a farm. The farm had chickens that laid eggs. He and a coworker were working inside a chicken house. They were repairing a manure conveyor belt system. The employee was working from a powered mobile platform. He was standing at a height of approximately 2.9 meters (9.5 feet). He and his coworker had cut a plastic belt. They were going to come down to ground level to get some water to drink. Then, they would finalize the repair through a plastic welding process. The employee fell from the platform. When he hit the concrete floor of the chicken house, he sustained a head injury. He was pronounced dead by emergency medical services personnel. He was killed. The report noted that there might have been a language barrier.
Keywords: conveyor belt, elevated work platform, head, maintenance, fall, agriculture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1421854.015 28 M Fatality Other

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