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Accident: 200750925 - Employee Drowned In Sluiceway

Accident: 200750925 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 09/25/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30053769309/26/20004911Ohio Power Company
An electric utility employee was trying to clear a log and debris that had clogged a discharge sluiceway. The employee was standing in the sluiceway when the jam broke loose. The log, debris, and water washed the employee down the 30-meter-long horizontal sluiceway into the river. The employee drowned.
Keywords: cleaning, clogged, elec utility work, drown, life jacket, hydro-electric plant
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300537693 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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