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Accident: 15955.015 - Employee Is Crushed When Platform Falls On Him

Accident: 15955.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 03/14/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
281167.01503/15/2012Tyson Foods Inc
At 11:50 p.m. on March 14, 2012 a Kill Floor Mechanic was attempting to repair t he adjustable lift platform at the split-saw station by replacing the hydraulic lift cylinder. The maintenance mechanic began to replace the main cylinder of t he activating shaft for the adjustable lift platform. A chain had been used to hold the platform up while the main cylinder was being replaced. The platform f ell, struck and crushed the employee, which resulted in his death. A failure of the quick link attadched to the chain allowed the force of gravity to bring the platform down on the employee causing crushing type injuries. The platform was elevated to a height of 5 feet.
Keywords: broken chain, chock, elevated work platform, falling object, hydraulic lift, lockout/tagout, struck by, suspended load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 281167.015 37 M Fatality Not Applicable

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