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Accident: 170238455 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Compressor

Accident: 170238455 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 08/15/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11533419508/18/19971521Dean Housley Company Llc Dba Dean Deily Company
Employee #1 was repairing the bearings on a mobile air compressor. He had jacked up the machine and gone under it to knock off the bearings when the compressor fell off the jack, landing on his head and neck. Employee #1 was killed. No cribbing or blocks were used to ensure the compressor did not fall.
Keywords: compressor, head, unsecured, blocks, work rules, construction, struck by, falling object, jack, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 115334195 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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