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Accident: 14393250 - Caught Between Gate And Chute Of Concrete Mixer

Accident: 14393250 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/13/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10026014008/14/19853273Paralax International Corp
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PERFORMING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE INSIDE THE FLOW CHUTES AT A CONCRETE MIXING PLANT. A GATE IN THE CHUTE, CALLED A "FLOP GATE", DIRECTS THE CONCRETE MIX FLOW TO EITHER MIXER #1 OR #2. A SOLENOID SWITCH, WITH A BUTTON THAT MUST BE PUSHED DOWN AND ROTATED, IS LOCATED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE CHUTE TO CONTROL THE "FLOP GATE". EMPLOYEE #1 PUSHED THE BUTTON DOWN AND ROTATED IT TO CLOSE OFF CHUTE #1. WHILE HE WORKED INSIDE CHUTE #2, HAMMERING OFF DRIED CONCRETE, THE CONTROL BUTTON APPARENTLY POPPED UP BECAUSE OF THE VIBRATIONS FROM THE HAMMERING. THE "FLOP GATE" CLOSED AGAINST EMPLOYEE #1'S NECK, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: maintenance, concrete mixer, lockout, vibrations, crushed, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100260140 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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