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Accident: 201371549 - Employee Dies After Being Caught In Machine

Accident: 201371549 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 11/21/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31579878511/22/20112048Shamrock Mills Llc
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on November 21, 2011, Employee #1, the owner of Shamrock Mills (a feed mill) was attempting to clear a clogged chute while standing on a stepladder. When his clothing became entangled in an unused sprocket on the shaft approximately 10 ft above the floor, he was pulled off the ladder. Shortly after Employee #1 was found hanging by his clothing, he was rescued and transported to Geisinger Medical Center, where he later died of asphxia.
Keywords: clothing, asphyxiated, stepladder, caught by, feed mill, jammed, milling machine, entangled, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315798785 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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