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Accident: 170220032 - Employee Killed In Fall From Hopper

Accident: 170220032 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 07/29/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11478574407/30/19910181Zelenka Nursery Inc
On July 29, 1991, Employee #1, of Zelenka Nursery Inc., was attempting to clear a belt conveyor at a hopper on a peat packaging machine. He had climbed up on the machine and the hopper to free the conveyor, but lost his balance. He fell 14 ft, striking his head. Employee #1 died. The employer was cited for three serious violations.
Keywords: head, agriculture, work rules, belt conveyor, jammed, fall, lost balance, hopper, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114785744 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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