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Accident: 14298079 - Employee Injured In Fall Inside Coal Bunker

Accident: 14298079 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/17/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
284095710/17/19851629Frank Irey, Jr.
Employee #1 and coworkers had started work at a height of 114 ft inside a 1,582 ton steel coal bunker, chipping coal from the bunker walls. Employee #1 was sitting 91 ft above the center of coal feeder 1B, when the coal 'rat holed' under the top layer. Employee #1 fell 48 ft to a coal feeder belt. His lifebelt and lanyard broke during the fall, and he fell an additional 5 to 10 ft to another feeder belt. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: work rules, coal silo, construction, equipment failure, fall, bridged material
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2840957 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.

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