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Accident: 200020600 - Employee Killed When Neck Crushed By Closing Bay Door

Accident: 200020600 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 06/09/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30002625909/23/19975093Abca Recycling, Inc.
Employee #1 was closing an overhead door for the night. There was a 4 1/2 ft square metal partition built into the doorway, which was designed to fit a cutout section of the bay door. For some reason, Employee #1 stuck his head through the partition after activating the door to close. His neck became caught and was crushed between the partition and the door, killing him. Subsequent investigation revealed that at the time of the accident, Employee #1 had a blood alcohol level of 0.26 percent and traces of other drugs were found in his system.
Keywords: alcohol, work rules, caught between, crushed, neck, partition, door
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300026259 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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