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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170200547 - Employee Killed In Fall From Railroad Tank Car

Accident: 170200547 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 05/19/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11175076605/17/19912879Chevron Chemical Co
Employee #1 was spotting the position of the cars in a column of five railroad tank cars as they approached a loading rack, while a coworker operated the track mover at the front of the column. Employee #1 mounted a 47 in. high walkway at the rear of the fourth tank car to release the brake. He fell and suffered injuries to the back of his head, from which he later died.
Keywords: head, railroad tank car, catwalk, fall, railroad
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111750766 Fatality Other Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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