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Accident: 14454037 - Employee Dies After Falling From Dryer

Accident: 14454037 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/03/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10193537702/03/19872046Penick And Ford Limited
Employee #1 and a coworker were using a vacuum with a wand and brush attachment to clean the top of a cornstarch dryer and the pipes above it. The 135 ft long by 14 ft 3 in. wide dryer had several pipes, ducts, and beams where cornstarch dust collected, creating the potential for an explosion in the case of fire. Employee #1 had started cleaning at the east end of the dryer and the coworker at the west end when Employee #1 fell 19 ft 4 1/2 in. off the dryer to the concrete floor. He sustained a lacerated aorta and died about 4 hours later.
Keywords: guardrail, vacuum cleaner, work rules, cleaning, drying furnace, fall, fall protection, artery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101935377 Fatality Other Janitors and cleaners

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