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Accident: 14333967 - Employee Suffers Paralysis And Fatal Heart Attack

Accident: 14333967 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 02/21/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10920142603/24/19952951Aubrey T. Moorefield Paving Contractors, Inc.
On December 16, 1995, Employee #1 and another employee were determining why the pugmill mixer of the asphalt plant was not operating properly. They were standing under the pugmill gate when it inadvertently closed, crushing Employee #1. Employee #1 was paralyzed from the waist down. The other employee was not injured. On February 21, 1995, Employee #1 suffered a heart attack while on his way to a therapy session. The medical examiner's preliminary investigation ruled the cause of death as resulting from both the accident as well as pre-existing cardiovascular disease.
Keywords: paralysis, heart attack, crushed, cardiovasc disease, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109201426 Fatality Other Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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