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Accident: 200270320 - Employee Drowns After Falling Off Barge

Accident: 200270320 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 06/04/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30021832806/05/19985153Clarkson Grain Co., Inc.
Employee #1 and coworkers, of Clarkson Grain Company, Inc., were loading a river barge with grain when the upstream end of the barge swung away from the dock. Employee #1 left the dock and had mounted the barge when he apparently tripped on a winch cable. He fell, striking his head before continuing overboard into the Illinois River. A coworker attempted a rescue, but could not find him and it is presumed that he drowned. Employee #1 was not wearing a personal flotation device.
Keywords: loading, barge, head, ppe, work rules, tripped, river, fall, drown, life jacket
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300218328 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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