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Accident: 170082408 - Employee Killed When Buried In Hopper Of Cement Powder

Accident: 170082408 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 11/26/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30198804412/01/19973273Parish Ready Mix, Inc.
Employee #1, a laborer, was cleaning the filters at the top of a cement hopper. He fell into the hopper of powdered cement and was buried. When coworkers found him, only his hand was sticking above the cement powder. They retrieved him from the hopper and he was transported to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Employee #1 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, cement powder, lifeline, work rules, cleaning, flowing material, fall, fall protection, buried, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301988044 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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