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Accident: 170190649 - Employee Found Drowned In Water Tank

Accident: 170190649 -- Report ID: 0950634 -- Event Date: 03/18/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11207155003/18/19927699Astro Employment
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11206463903/18/19922891H. B. Fuller
At about 10:30 a.m. on March 18, 1992, Employee #1 was seen by the plant manager performing his regular assignment of washing containers of various shapes and sizes. Around noon, coworkers noticed that he was missing and looked for Employee #1. They found him about 12:33 p.m. in a fiberglass container known as bin #488, which was overflowing with water. Employee #1 had drowned. The bin was 5 ft 5 in. deep, from the bottom to the opening at the top, and 5 ft 2 in. high above the floor from the upper edge. There were no railings anywhere to prevent a fall into or off the container. A serious violation of 8CCR 3210(a) was observed and cited.
Keywords: work rules, tank, guardrail, rail, fall, drown, unguarded, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112071550 Occupation Not Listed
2 112064639 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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