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Accident: 14390033 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Boxcar Door

Accident: 14390033 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 07/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10228073207/28/19923341Schuylkill Metals Corp.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on July 27, 1992, Employee #1 was opening a railroad boxcar door. The boxcar was parked on a railroad spur on company property. As Employee #1 and two coworkers pushed on the door, no one noticed that part of the roller guide track, at the top of the boxcar door, was missing. As Employee #1 continued to open the door, it rolled out of its guide and fell, pinning Employee #1 against a concrete slab. Employee #1 was killed, suffering an internal fracture to the chest and a severed aorta.
Keywords: chest, heart, fracture, inadequate maint, pinned, boxcar, struck by, guide, falling object, door
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102280732 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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