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Accident: 14336366 - Employee Drowns In Vat After Falling Through Grating

Accident: 14336366 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 03/24/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1831524203/28/19892621Ponderosa Fibres Of America, Inc.
Employee #1 worked at a paper recycling plant. Fiberglass grating had been installed 1 1/2 years before above the pulp processing vats/chests. Employee #1 stepped on or down to a piece of grating that pivoted and dropped him and a piece of grating into the vat. Employee #1 drowned.
Keywords: grating, equipment failure, unstable surface, fall, drown, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18315242 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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