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Accident: 14476360 - Crushed By Coal Crusher Screen

Accident: 14476360 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 08/17/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
167551108/20/19844911The Dayton Power And Light Co
ON AUGUST 17, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 11:00 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS BREAKING UP PACKED COAL IN A CHUTE UNDER A COAL CRUSHER. HE WAS USING A PNEUMATIC CHISEL. THE COAL BUILD-UP HAD JAMMED THE AMERICAN PULVERIZER COAL CRUSHER TYPE AC-BG MACHINE MODEL #7J. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING ON A STEP LADDER PLACED IN THE CHUTE. THE SCREEN ASSEMBLY THAT THE COAL IS FORCED THROUGH WAS RESTING ON THE PACKED COAL, NOT PROPERLY SECURED. EMPLOYEE #1 AND HIS FOREMAN WERE WORKING UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE CRUSHER SCREEN WAS SUPPORTED BY THE CHAINS USED TO RAISE AND LOWER THE SCREEN DURING THE OPERATING MODE. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD ELIMINATED THE COAL BUILD-UP ON ONE SIDE WALL AND HALF OF THE BACK WALL. HE WAS WORKING ON THE REMAINING BUILD-UP ON THE BACK WALL WHEN THE SCREEN BROKE FREE, SWUNG, AND PINNED HIM AGAINST THE BACK WALL OF THE CHUTE. HE WAS FATALLY INJURED.
Keywords: screen, unsecured, coal, jammed, crushed, coal crusher
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1675511 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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