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Accident: 200352805 - Employee Killed After Being Caught In Concrete Mixture

Accident: 200352805 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30572439510/23/20023273Thomas Concrete Of Carolina, Inc.
On or about October 23, 2002, Employee #1 entered Silo B of a cement batch plant to break up clumps of cement that had formed due to moisture entering the silo. Employee #1 had climbed down the ladder with a metal rod to break up the material. The employee apparently fell from the ladder landing in the dry cement becoming engulfed in the cement. There were attempts made to immediately rescue him but they failed and a coworker also entered the silo to extricate him, but failed. Employee #1 died on the site and was removed approximately five hours after he entered the silo. The accident was caused by a lack of confined space policies and training.
Keywords: asphyxiated, cement powder, confined space, work rules, ladder, fall, untrained, concrete, silo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305724395 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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