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Accident: 170032932 - Employee Dies After Falling Into Screw Conveyor

Accident: 170032932 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 04/02/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10979413104/03/19922034Tater Meal, Inc.
On April 3, 1992, Employee #1 and a coworker were preparing to leave their shift when a horn sounded, signifying that the furnace had shut down. Both employees headed down to the equipment. The coworker headed over to the furnace (dryer) to the reset panel while Employee #1 went to shut down the screw conveyor and other related equipment. As the coworker hit the reset button for the screw conveyor, he heard a scream. He turned to see that Employee #1 had fallen into the unguarded screw conveyor. He died of multiple deep lower body wounds.
Keywords: screw conveyor, laceration, fall, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109794131 Fatality Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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