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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14464689 - Crushed Between Crane And Furnace Support Beam

Accident: 14464689 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 05/07/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1469968005/09/19843357Essex Group Inc
ON MAY 7, 1984, AT 3:30 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KILLED WHEN HE WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN A MOVING, FLOOR OPERATED, OVERHEAD CRANE AND THE SUPPORT BEAM OF THE HOMOGENIZING FURNACE DOOR. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS REPLACING A CABLE TO THE NORTH DOOR OF THE HOMOGENIZING FURNACE. THE OPERATOR OF THE CRANE WAS MOVING A LOAD OF ALUMINUM LOGS TO THE NORTH SIDE OF THE FURNACE. THE OPERATOR OF THE CRANE WAS UNAWARE THAT EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ON TOP OF THE FURNACE. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS A RESULT OF EMPLOYEE #1 FAILING TO INFORM THE OPERATOR OF THE CRANE THAT HE WOULD BE WORKING ON TOP OF THE FURNACE, AND ALSO DUE THE LACK OF PROPER PRECAUTIONS WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES WORKING ON TOP OF THE FURNACE.
Keywords: furnace, repair, suspended load, crushed, overhead crane, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14699680 Fatality Other Machinery maintenance occupations

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