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Accident: 200551257 - Employee Drowns After Fall From Barge Into River

Accident: 200551257 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 10/05/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30307937010/06/19994221Peavey Company, A Division Of Conagra, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30307832310/06/19991799Laplant Services
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30307938810/06/19991799Dyson Contractors, Inc.
On October 5, 1999, Employee #1, a contract helper, was assisting another contracting company in replacing I-beams in the barge slip of the Peavey Company. He was crossing from one barge to another, but could not quite clear the distance and fell between the two vessels into the Mississippi River. He was pulled under by the current and became trapped by the rake of one of the barges. Employee #1 drowned.
Keywords: ppe, work rules, river, life jacket, barge, fall, fall protection, drown
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303079370 Occupation Not Listed FallDist:
2 303078323 Fatality Other Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)
3 303079388 Occupation Not Listed FallDist:

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