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Accident: 14527477 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Boxcar Door

Accident: 14527477 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 05/21/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10110270505/27/19872512Townhouse Penthouse Industries, Amory Division
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WALKING ON THE GROUND BESIDE RAILROAD BOXCAR, TRYING TO CLOSE THE BOXCAR DOOR. HE WAS USING A HORIZONTAL CHAIN HOIST (COME ALONG) AND CHAIN. THE DOOR WAS 10 FEET WIDE, 10 FEET, 4 INCHES HIGH AND WEIGHED 600 - 700 POUNDS. THE DOOR'S TOP RAIL WAS BROKEN, ALLOWING THE DOOR PULLEYS TO ROLL OFF THE RAIL AS THE DOOR WAS BEING CLOSED. THE UNSECURED DOOR FELL OVER ONTO EMPLOYEE #1, KILLING HIM. THE EMPLOYEE WAS NOT STANDING IN A SAFE LOCATION FROM WHICH TO OPERATE THE CHAIN HOIST.
Keywords: railroad car, crushed, boxcar, struck by, falling object, door
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101102705 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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