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Accident: 200451201 - Employee Asphyxiated From Falling Object

Accident: 200451201 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 02/17/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30483855002/18/20022631International Paper Company, Prattville Mill
On February 17, 2002, Employee #1 was cleaning debris under the paper machine dryers of a paper mill that was shutdown for repairs. As he was cleaning, a roll of wet paper fell from the paper machine dryer section, striking and covering him. The liquid saturated paper constricted his breathing and minimized respiration resulting in death by asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, paper roll, paper, falling object, paper machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304838550 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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