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Accident: 170082366 - Employee Drowns After Falling Off Barge

Accident: 170082366 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 10/09/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30039817910/10/19974491Hall Buck Marine, Inc
Employee #1, a utility worker at a bulk loading marine terminal, was attempting to open a cover on a hopper barge when he apparently slipped off the hopper cover or the deck of the barge. He fell into the water and drowned. There were no witnesses to the accident. Autopsy reports showed he struck his head before falling into the water. He was wearing a Coast Guard approved work vest; however, he had become caught underwater by a wire rope cable beneath the dock.
Keywords: longshoring, barge, head, wire rope, slip, struck against, caught by, fall, drown, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300398179 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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