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Accident: 200001535 - Employee Died Due To Accidental Drowning

Accident: 200001535 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 01/23/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30538827401/23/20032015Butterball Turkey Company
On January 21, 2003, Employee #1, a live haul driver, was working near a wastewater pit filled with wastewater from a turkey processing operation and wash bay. The lid was removed from the pit. For some reason, Employee #1 fell into the pit and was knocked unconscious. Employee #1 was found floating in the pit facedown and was transported to a medical facility. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for injuries sustained, which included brain damage. At approximately 8:30 a.m., on January 23, 2003, Employee #1 was pronounced dead.
Keywords: unconsciousness, pit, fall, drown, brain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305388274 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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