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Accident: 14399471 - Fall Into Open, Unprotected Pit

Accident: 14399471 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 12/06/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
144077512/11/19843321Tyler Pipe Industries Inc
ON DECEMBER 6, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 3:15 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ON HIS WAY FROM THE MAIN GATE ENTRANCE OF THE PLANT GROUNDS WHEN HE DECIDED TO TAKE A SHORT CUT THROUGH A BUILDING WHICH WAS THEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION. IT WAS DARK INSIDE THE BUILDING AND EMPLOYEE #1 WALKED RIGHT INTO AN OPEN PIT WHICH HAD NOT BEEN PROVIDED WITH COVER OR GUARD RAILS. THE CONCRETE PIT WAS 16 FEET DEEP. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS REMOVED FROM THE PIT AND TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE. HE DIED IN THE HOSPITAL ON DECEMBER 8, 1984, OF A MASSIVE EMBOLISM THAT BLOCKED 2 MAIN ARTERIES OF HIS HEART.
Keywords: heart, embolism, cover, guardrail, pit, fall, artery, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1440775 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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