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Accident: 200550218 - Employee Falls Into River And Drowns

Accident: 200550218 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 05/25/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30199078405/27/19983731Vida Chem, Inc.
Employee #1 was painting the deck of a 35 ft by 195 ft river barge when he tripped over a kevel on the forward port corner of the ship. He fell backward into the Mississippi River and was carried under by the current. Employee #1 died of asphyxia by drowning. He was not wearing a work vest or life preserver at the time of the accident.
Keywords: barge, asphyxiated, work rules, tripped, river, fall, drown, life jacket, painter, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301990784 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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