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Accident: 201362019 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed In Pivoting Furnace Roof

Accident: 201362019 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 06/08/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30665026806/08/20033312Nucor Steel Jackson, Inc.
On June 8, 2003, Employee #1, a contract millwright and welder, was crushed when he was caught in the pinch point of a hydraulic-operated roof on a Melter 2851 blast furnace. When the roof is in its open position, there is a walkway between the furnace and the superstructure. During closing, the superstructure pivots, creating a pinch point that is only a few inches wide. Employee #1 was found dead on the walkway adjacent to the furnace. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: furnace, roof, walk platform, welder, blast furnace, caught by, crushed, millwright
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306650268 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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