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Accident: 170044705 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Tank

Accident: 170044705 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 04/01/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11133288804/01/19943559The Chemithon Corporation
Three sections of tanks were being assembled and welded together to make one large tank. Employee #1 was working on and around sections A and B, which were to the left of tank C. A coworker was working in and around tank C. The tank sections were mounted on motorized rollers that turned the tanks during the welding process. Tank C turned off the rollers and fell on top of Employee #1, pinning him between the tank and the floor. He died.
Keywords: unsecured, pinned, work rules, welding, roller--mach/part, falling object, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111332888 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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