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Accident: 201362894 - Employee Is Killed When Storage Rack Collapses

Accident: 201362894 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 04/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30877562604/25/20072015Sanderson Farms, Inc.
On April 23, 2007, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, and a coworker were assigned to repair a leg on a storage rack in a freezer. Employee#1 was using a cutting torch to make the repairs, causing smoke to come out of the freezer. The storage rack collapsed onto Employee #1, killing him. Four other coworkers were sent to the hospital for observation as a result of air contamination.
Keywords: head, maintenance, torch, smoke, storage rack, struck by, chemical vapor, concussion, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308775626 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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