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Accident: 14391205 - Employee Falls Off Boat And Drowns In Mississippi River

Accident: 14391205 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 05/14/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11042205205/16/19903731Algiers Ironworks & Dry Dock, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11042206005/16/19907363Consolidated Building Materials, Inc.
At approximately 10 p.m. on the evening of May 14, 1990, Employee #1 had been sandblasting the stern section of the zapata boat "Gulf Rubs" at Algiers Ironwork and Drydock, Inc., in New Orleans, LA. As Employee #1 prepared to take a break, he slipped and fell about 8 ft from the boat into the Mississippi River. Employee #1 was not wearing a life jacket and drowned. He had not been tied off while he worked near the stern portion of the boat. His work had been checked throughout the shift by the painting foreman. Employee #1 worked for CESI, Inc., a temporary labor service in Metairie, LA.
Keywords: asphyxiated, work rules, slip, river, life jacket, sandblasting, tie-off, ship, fall, drown
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110422052 Occupation Not Listed
2 110422060 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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