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Accident: 200050631 - Employee Killed When Knocked Off Top Of Baler

Accident: 200050631 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 02/12/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30005481402/15/19991796Jim Oxford
Employee #1 and a coworker were preparing a baler to be moved from the main building to another location. They were detaching a 6 ft long feed chute that ran from the top of the baler to a 1,250 lb cyclone attached to the ceiling when the cyclone became loose. This caused the feed chute to kick out and knock Employee #1 and the coworker 5 ft 6 in. off the top of the baler to the concrete floor. Employee #1 suffered head injuries and was transported to the hospital. He was put on life support, but died two days later.
Keywords: head, dismantling, unsecured, work rules, construction, baler, fall, struck by, flying object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300054814 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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