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Accident: 14391296 - Employee Crushed Between Asphalt Slab And Silo Structure

Accident: 14391296 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 01/13/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10082967001/14/19882951L. J. Earnest, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 AND THREE OTHER EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING INSIDE AN ASPHALT STORAGE SILO REMOVING BUILT-UP ASPHALT FROM THE WALLS. EMPLOYEE #1 DISMOUNTED A SHORT LADDER HE HAD BEEN WORKING FROM TO ALLOW ANOTHER EMPLOYEE TO LEAVE THE SILO. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 MOVED AWAY FROM THE LADDER AND LEANED AGAINST THE BUILT-UP ASPHALT, A LARGE (10 FEET LONG, 10 FEET WIDE AND 12 INCHES THICK) SECTION OF THE ASPHALT MOVED AND PINNED EMPLOYEE #1 AGAINST AN INTERNAL STRUCTURAL MEMBER. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Keywords: work rules, cleaning, crushed, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100829670 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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