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Accident: 14463954 - Impaled By Falling Piece Of Pipe

Accident: 14463954 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/02/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1474715808/28/19845153Early Daniel Co Inc Beechgrove Plant
ON AUGUST 2, 1984, AT APPROXIMATLY 8:40 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ON A WOODEN STRAIGHT LADDER, APPROXIMATLY 15 FEET IN THE AIR. HE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF LOOSENING A 1 INCH GALVINIZED PIPE JOINT WITH A PIPE WRENCH. A 20 FOOT SECTION OF THE PIPE ABOVE HIM CAME LOOSE FROM THE SIDE OF THE GRAIN BIN AND FELL, STRIKING HIM IN THE LEFT SHOULDER. THE PIPE ENTERED HIS BODY AT THE LEFT SHOULDER AND EXITED THROUGH HIS LOWER ABDOMEN, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: chest, impaled, pipe, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14747158 Fatality Puncture Industrial machinery repairers

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