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Accident: 170228571 - Employee Killed By Chemicals After Fall Into A Dip Tank

Accident: 170228571 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 01/28/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11067232601/29/19903714Gm Delco Chassis Livonia
Employees #1 and a coworker were lifted to the maintenance platform of an automatic underslung crane over a plating line. Employee #1 climbed from the lifting platform onto the seat-maintenance platform. As he attempted to get to the West platform to inspect some drive motors and gear boxes, he crawled across the center platform and a 19 in. by 33 in. section of floor grating inadvertently shifted and slid out of position. As a result, Employee #1 fell about 17 ft into a 10 ft deep dip tank of hazardous plating chemicals. Although Employee #1 was able to climb out of the tank and wash himself off, the chemical exposure killed him within three days.
Keywords: platform, dip tank, fall, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110672326 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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