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Accident: 200840627 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Coal Hopper And Bunker

Accident: 200840627 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 11/22/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30061226411/23/20003312Granite City Division, National Steel Corp.
Employee #1, a laborer, was directed by his shift manager to extract a sample of the coal dust from each of four hoppers that were on the top deck of the #1 larry car. He had taken at least two samples successfully, when, shortly after 6:00 p.m., the larry car was returning from the coal bunkers where it had been reloaded with coal dust. Employee #1 was apparently attempting to extract the third sample from the #2 hopper on top of the larry car as it was traveling. It was passing underneath the runaround bunkers between the A and B batteries when he became pinned between the #2 hopper and the #2 overhead bunker. Employee #1's lower torso was crushed and he was killed.
Keywords: pinned, work rules, torso, caught between, crushed, coal car, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300612264 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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