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Accident: 14503296 - Employee Killed In Fall From Dip Tank

Accident: 14503296 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 06/13/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10184460306/16/19861796Continental Steel & Conveyor Co.
Employee #1 was walking along an unguarded platform on the south side at the top of a large, 140 feet long by 10 feet deep dip tank that was under construction. He was about to cross to the other side of the open-topped tank by way of an unguarded, unsecured pick board laid north-to-south across the open top of the tank. When he stepped on the edge of the board, it became displaced and he fell over backward. His head struck a round steel bar fixed at the bottom of the tank. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Kansas University Medical Center.
Keywords: head, unsecured, work rules, walking on plank, construction, plank, dip tank, fall, unguarded, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101844603 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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