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Accident: 201273133 - Employee Is Killed When Tornado Strikes Plant

Accident: 201273133 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 04/27/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31545825705/17/20115136Wrangler Vf Jeanwear, Inc
On April 27, 2011, fourteen employees were in the front office of a jeans wear plant in Hackleburg, AL. The front office had been deemed the in-place shelter, in the event of bad weather. The employees took cover under a desk, just before an EF-5 (Enhanced Fujita Scale) tornado struck the plant. The plant manager and plant superintendent took a head count after the tornado struck. Thirteen employees were accounted for within seconds. Employee #1 was not responding to the calls from the other employees. She was found under debris and was not responsive. Emergency personnel arrived on site and determined that Employee #1 had been killed, as a result of the injuries she received when the entire facility collapsed on the employees.
Keywords: high wind, building, collapse, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315458257 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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