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Accident: 200651297 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Struck By Cylinder

Accident: 200651297 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 07/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12201806207/25/20073443Imperial Industries Inc
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on July 24, 2007, Employee #1 was grinding the outer edge of a section of a tank. The section was a cylinder, 11 ft in diameter and 60 in. high, positioned on its side on a set of rollers. The rollers were continuously rotating the section, clockwise. The employee was standing on the left side of the cylinder grinding the edge as it rotated. The cylinder would creep forward as it rotated. It crept to a point where it passed its center of balance and tipped over toward the employee. The employee attempted to run forward and was struck by the cylinder. Employee #1 was crushed and killed.
Keywords: cylinder, crushed, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122018062 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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