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Accident: 170202394 - Employee Killed In Truck-Mounted Cement Mixing Drum

Accident: 170202394 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11193011110/23/19915032Tulare County Septic Tank & Concrete
Employee #1 was cleaning and chipping away dried cement from the back of a rotating, truck-mounted cement mixing drum, contrary to the employer's safety policy and to the employee's training. While standing on an elevated platform at the left rear of the mixing drum, Employee #1 bent over so that his head came between the charging hopper bracket and the end of the drum. At one point, Employee #1's head entered the end of the rotating drum, where the 5 in. high discharge fins were located. These fins were 180 degrees apart and spiraled inward, One of them struck Employee #1's head and he was killed instantly.
Keywords: head, rotating parts, work rules, cleaning, concrete mixer, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111930111 Fatality Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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