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Accident: 14402754 - Employee Crushed To Death By Slipping Cinder Block Cube

Accident: 14402754 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 10/11/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10743494610/12/19933271Valley Bldrs Supply Mfg Co Dba Valley Blk & Brk
Employee #1, a driver, was unloading cubes of cinder blocks. On the 21st cube, the bushing on the outer chain flex couplet cracked into 2 pieces on the inside. The chain slipped and the load slipped back toward the driver, crushing his chest. The cube weight was 1,776 pounds. The employee fell onto a paved road from the impact and died.
Keywords: chain, chest, blocks, load shift, slip, crushed, off loading, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107434946 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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