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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14469282 - Employee Struck And Killed By Flying Scrap Metal

Accident: 14469282 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 04/23/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
177078304/25/19847389Railcar Reduction Company
Employee #1 was a management official observing a scrap breaking process. He was approximately 45 feet away when an American crawler crane, with the aid of a magnet, lifted an approximately 8 ton steel ball and dropped it onto steel scrap. An approximately 200 lb piece of metal scrap flew out, deflected off the crane, and struck Employee #1 on the head. He was killed. Causal factors of this accident include that there was no scrap pit, no enclosed area, no warning signs, and no communication between the crane operator and others in the area.
Keywords: ladle, work rules, crawler crane, scrap yard, scrap metal, struck by, flying object, crane operator, communication, warning sign
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1770783 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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