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Accident: 14471452 - Employee Killed By Falling Spaghetti Spreader

Accident: 14471452 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 11/21/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10306693211/21/19902098Foulds, Inc.
On November 21, 1990, Employee #1 was cleaning a spreader, a machine used to manufacture spaghetti. He was moving the top of the spreader, which rides on the bottom portion of the spreader by means of steel casters. The casters are set in a 1/4 inch deep channel. The top section rolled beyond the limits of the channel or track and fell off, killing the employee. There was no safety stop or chain to prevent this from occurring.
Keywords: caster, cleaning, struck by, falling object, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103066932 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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