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Accident: 201153392 - Employee Killed When Crushed In Belt Conveyor

Accident: 201153392 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/22/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11995305704/22/20003259Burlingame Industries, Inc., Dba Eagle Roofing Pro
At approximately 8:20 a.m. on April 22, 2000, Employee #1 and four coworkers were in the pit area between Plants #1 and #2, cleaning sand from the pit and areas surrounding the reversing belt conveyor systems. Employee #1 was cleaning sand from the pit and tail pulley of belt conveyor #6 in Plant #1 when he attempted to cross under the conveyor system. His loose clothing became caught in the moving belt and tail pulley drive of the conveyor, and he sustained crushing injuries to his chest and abdomen. Paramedics were called and Employee #1 was declared dead at the scene. The Baldor motor that was powering belt conveyor #6 had not been de-energized prior to starting the sand cleaning operation in the pit and surrounding area.
Keywords: chest, clothing, work rules, belt conveyor, cleaning, caught by, lockout, crushed, pulley, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119953057 Fatality Other Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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