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Accident: 14412290 - Equipment Falls Onto And Kills Employee

Accident: 14412290 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 09/25/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10661512310/11/19893471Westfield Sandblasting
At 11:50 a.m. on September 25, 1989, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were sandblasting a compressor skid. The compressor skid was 29 feet long, 12 feet wide, 14 feet thick, and weighed 15, 000 pounds. A forklift was being used to elevate the compressor skid so the base could be sandblasted. The compressor skid fell from the forklift onto Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed when the compressor skid pedestal box crushed his chest and abdomen. Employee #2 was struck in the head resulting in a concussion. Employee #2 was treated and released.
Keywords: chest, abdomen, industrial truck, struck by, concussion, sandblasting
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106615123 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 106615123 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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