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Accident: 200621233 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Roll Of Paper

Accident: 200621233 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 11/20/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30400078911/21/20002671Vacumet Corporation
Employee #1 was lowering a lift on which was resting a 3,900 lb roll of metallized paper. The lift would not return to floor level, so he had taken a chuck from under the roll and was down on his hands and knees, trying to find out what was wrong. The paper rolling machine was continuing to roll paper; when it completed a cycle, the rolling arms struck the metallized roll and knocked it off the lift. The roll landed on Employee #1, who died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, unsecured, work rules, struck against, paper roll, industrial truck, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304000789 Fatality Asphyxia Rolling machine operators

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