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Accident: 14206254 - Struck By Falling Metal Pipe

Accident: 14206254 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 05/14/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1502761805/16/19851795A M Salvage Inc
ON MAY 14, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 9:15 AM, THE FOREMAN WAS CUTTING A LARGE METAL PIPE LOOSE, USING A CUTTING TORCH, ON TOP OF BOILER #1. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR, BELOW THE FOREMAN AND IN FRONT OF BOILER #2, CUTTING ON A PIECE OF MACHINERY. THE FOREMAN CUT THE PIPE LOOSE. ONE END FELL TO THE FLOOR. THE OTHER END ROLLED OFF THE FRONT OF BOILER #1 TOWARD BOILER #2. THE PIPE, 28 FEET LONG AND 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER, STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE CHEST. AN AMBULANCE AND THE REEDSPORT CITY POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE OLD CHAMPION SITE, BOILER ROOM, IN REEDSPORT OREGON, WHERE EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.
Keywords: chest, unsecured, construction, pipe, struck by, falling object, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15027618 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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