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Accident: 14392732 - Employee Killed In 20 Ft Fall From Single Scaffold Board

Accident: 14392732 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 11/15/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30039227111/19/19962611Ark Ka Tex Auto Auction Inc.
Employee #1, a supervisor, and a coworker were trying to clear a blockage in a pulp feed line in a paper mill. Employee #1 climbed out onto a single scaffold board that had been laid across a handrail and another pipe. When he opened an inspection plug in a pulp feed line to try to find the blockage, pressurized air shot out of the opening. The board broke in half and Employee #1 fell approximately 20 feet to the ground, landing on his shoulder and head. He was killed.
Keywords: board, head, maintenance, shoulder, work rules, clogged, fall, mill--plant, accidental discharge, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300392271 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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