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Accident: 171060718 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Hydraulic Scissor Table

Accident: 171060718 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 03/13/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30361542103/13/20013089Infiltrator Systems
Employee #1 was performing housekeeping in a pit, 6 feet deep by 6 feet long by 3 feet wide, beneath a hydraulically operated scissor table. Employee #1 was picking up the plastic scraps from the bottom of the pit and placing the scraps on the outside of the pit for disposal. The table is equipped with blocks to lock the table in the up position while maintenance or housekeeping work is being performed, but Employee #1 was not using the blocks during this procedure. Management states that Employee #1 had not performed this procedure before, but had seen other employees clean the pit. Employee #1 was crushed and fatally asphyxiated when the scissor table descended on him.
Keywords: maintenance, asphyxiated, blocks, crushed, hydraulic table, housekeeping
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303615421 Fatality Asphyxia Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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