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Accident: 14273528 - Employee Crushed In Trash Compactor

Accident: 14273528 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 01/30/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10275222701/31/19905411Shop N Save
Employee #1 entered a trash compactor to retrieve a trash barrel which was accidentally discarded into the compactor. The employee attempted to exit the compactor via a 45-degree angled 7.75 ft long chute. As he attempted to ascend the chute, another employee actuated the compactor, crushing and killing Employee #1.
Keywords: confined space, crushed, trash compactor, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102752227 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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