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Accident: 170389522 - Welder Killed When Crushed By Falling Rack

Accident: 170389522 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/28/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12404001507/29/19933316Inland Steel Co Indiana Harbor Works
Employee #1, who had worked as a welder in a maintenance department for 14 years, was using a cutting torch to cut a steel storage rack weighing several tons. The rack fell on Employee #1, crushing his abdomen and killing him. There were no witnesses to this incident.
Keywords: welder, torch, crushed, storage rack, struck by, falling object, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124040015 Fatality Asphyxia Welders and cutters

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