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Accident: 201280294 - Employee Killed When Caught In Piece Of Equipment

Accident: 201280294 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 03/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30097415103/17/19982421Tolleson Lumber Company, Inc.
Employee #1 was sweeping wood and debris from the ground underneath a partially guarded drag chain conveyor of a un-scrambler machine. In one area below the un-scrambler machine the head clearance was approximately 5 ft 2 in. from the ground. This area had a guardrail that partially surrounded it. This was the area that Employee #1 had been cleaning. Employee #1 got caught in one of the wooden slats of the drag chain conveyor. Employee #1 was then pulled by the drag chain conveyor into a horizontal support I-beam and suffered severe head trauma. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: clearance, drag chain conveyor, head, steel beam, caught by, conveyor, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300974151 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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