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Accident: 14496434 - Employee Killed In Fall Over Platform Guardrail

Accident: 14496434 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 12/15/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11035197012/16/19932819Great Lakes Chemical Corp. West Plant
Employee #1 was working on a platform on a railway tank car, 12 feet above ground level, when he fell over a 30-inch high guardrail, hitting his face on a 1 3/4-inch iron pipe attached to a car. Employee #1 died of massive cranial injury secondary to the accidental fall. He also suffered from significant coronary arteriosclerotic disease.
Keywords: platform, guardrail, railroad tank car, work rules, skull, fall, pipe, elevated work plat, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110351970 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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