Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200120632 - Employee Killed When Trapped In Sand Silo

Accident: 200120632 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 12/17/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30012055712/17/19993334Westwood Aluminum Castings, Inc.
Employee #1 entered a foundry sand silo to release sand that had become clogged in one of the hoppers. While he was inside, the operator made at least one batch and Employee #1 was pulled down into the batch gates. His legs were crushed by the closing gates and he was buried under approximately 5 ft of foundry sand. Employee #1 was killed. The silo was designated a permit-required confined space. Employee #1 had entered it without obtaining an entry permit or locking out the sand system.
Keywords: sand silo, work rules, caught by, lockout, clogged, flowing material, buried, communication, silo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300120557 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close