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Accident: 170128060 - Employee Dies After Falling From A Conveyor

Accident: 170128060 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 08/26/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10824820408/27/19915142Conagra Inc
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on August 26,1991, Employee #1, a maintenance man at a fertilizer plant, apparently tried to perform routine maintenance on a portion of an overhead conveyor system. He did not pull the conveyor back to the maintenance platform where the greasing is usually performed. He apparently crawled out onto the trip conveyor with the grease gun. His weight was too much for the counterbalance and tipped the conveyor off the track, causing him to fall 25 ft to the cement floor. He sustained a broken leg and hip. Due to a religious belief he refused a blood transfusion. He died at 9:07 that evening.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, counterbalance, overloaded, conveyor, fall, hip, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108248204 Fatality Fracture Not specified mechanics and repairers

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