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Accident: 14301451 - Employee Killed When Knocked Into Acid By Broken Part

Accident: 14301451 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 02/23/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10471187402/23/19883331Chino Mines
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10471186602/23/19881629S & R Hydra Crane Service
Employee #11 was standing on a discharge pipe during a routine replacement of an electric motor on the C-circulating pump for an acid plant cooling tower. A crane's cantilevered fly section broke away from the main boom, then struck and broke a 4 inch and a 6 inch acid line. The acid lines were not in service at the time of the accident. The cantilevered fly section then came to rest on top of the 24 inch discharge pipe that Employee #11 was standing on. He was knocked onto a deck and into the sulfuric acid that was pouring from the out-of-service acid lines. Employees #1 through #10 were injured trying to rescue Employee #11, who was killed.
Keywords: equipment failure, sulfuric acid, maintenance, caustic, cooling tower, construction, fall, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104711874 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction
2 104711866 Occupation Not Listed

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