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Accident: 14484141 - Crushed By Metal Piping

Accident: 14484141 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 10/22/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10021761110/23/19851711Treadwell Corp.
ON OCTOBER 22, 1985, AT APPROXIATELY 5 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 UNHOOKED A SECTION OF SUPER HEATER ELEMENT FROM THE CRANE HOOK WHILE STANDING INSIDE A METAL DUMPSTER. THE HEATER ELEMENT, PLACED IN A VERTICAL POSITION, WAS COMPOSED OF 2 INCH OUTSIDE DIAMETER PIPE, WAS APPROXIMATELY 7 FEET WIDE, 9 FEET LONG, AND WEIGHED 1,000 POUNDS. FIVE OTHER SECTIONS HAD BEEN PLACED IN THE DUMPSTER IN A VERTICAL POSITION BY THE DAY CREW. AS EMPLOYEE #1 STARTED TO LEAVE THE DUMPSTER, ONE SECTION OF ELEMENT FELL OVER, KNOCKING HIM DOWN. TWO MORE SECTIONS THEN FELL ON HIM, CRUSHING HIS CHEST.
Keywords: chest, crushed, pipe, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100217611 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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