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Accident: 200623197 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Rail Car

Accident: 200623197 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 09/23/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30818874709/23/20043321Mueller Co Llc
On September 23, 2004, Employee #1, a flagman, was backing up a railroad hopper car, which was being pushed by a front-end loader. When he saw that the rail car was approaching a parked semi-trailer, he attempted to apply the rail car's brakes. The flagman's shirt became caught on a cotter key for the brake release. He was crushed between the rail car and the semi trailer and was killed.
Keywords: brake, work rules, railroad car, flagman, cotter pin, collision, crushed, loader, trailer, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308188747 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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