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Accident: 14454029 - Employee Killed In Fall From Storage Bin

Accident: 14454029 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/06/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10419851007/08/19872087Sethness Products Company
Employee #1 and a coworker climbed a ladder to the tops of four caramel color storage bins to measure for piping that was to be installed on top of them. One of the bins had a handrail and they crawled over the handrail to gain access to the three other bins, each of which was about 1 ft apart from the others. They were moving from one bin to another, when Employee #1 misstepped on the second bin and fell 23 ft 5 in. onto concrete. He was killed.
Keywords: guardrail, storage bin, work rules, tripped, fall, fall protection, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104198510 Fatality Concussion Machinery maintenance occupations

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