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Accident: 14346274 - Employee Suffocates And Dies After Fall Into Cement Hopper

Accident: 14346274 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 07/27/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10631345507/27/19883272The Hardaway Company
Employee #1, a laborer, was assigned to enter a 10 ft by 10 ft by 12 ft deep hopper containing dry cement powder. He was connected to a guardrail outside the hopper by a manila rope around his waist. He was standing on a fixed ladder inside the hopper and apparently slipped or fell. He was engulfed to his shoulders by the dry cement powder. Despite 3 hours of rescue efforts, Employee #1 was eventually totally engulfed and suffocated to death.
Keywords: cement powder, rope, suffocated, slip, fixed ladder, fall, buried, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106313455 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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