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Accident: 200900793 - Employee Dies In Fall When Metal Grate Fails

Accident: 200900793 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 08/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10914632408/07/20004212Browning Trucking
Employee #1 and coworkers were cleaning up the fifth floor of a recovery boiler. Employee #1 stepped onto a metal grate that had deteriorated too much to support the weight of a man. The grate failed and he fell approximately 18 ft to the level below. Employee #1 struck his head and lost consciousness. He remained in a coma until his death two days later.
Keywords: head, unconsciousness, collapse, inadequate maint, work rules, grating, fall, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109146324 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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