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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170220115 - Millwright Killed In Fall Through Overhead Vent

Accident: 170220115 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 08/27/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11090210308/27/19913711Gm Truck & Bus
On August 27, 1991, Employee #1 and another millwright, of GM Truck & Bus--West Assembly, were assigned to do preventive maintenance on some conveyors. When production went down, Employee #1 decided to open one of the overhead smoke and heat vents. He went onto the roof to open the louver, but found it was stuck closed. He saw a board that he thought was holding the louver closed and stepped in to loosen the board. He fell 31 ft through the louver onto the plant floor and was killed.
Keywords: maintenance, roof, stuck, venting, jammed, millwright, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110902103 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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