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Accident: 201681731 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Fish Cart

Accident: 201681731 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 05/05/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30853225805/07/20050919Trident Seafoods, Incorporated
At 11:25 p.m. on May 5, 2005, Employee #1, working at the Trident Seafood freezer facility in North Naknek, Alaska, stepped into freezer lane Number 4 between several large fish freezing carts to dislodge a fish cart in lane Number 5. While between a structural member of the building and a fish cart in lane Number 4, a cart was advanced by a hydraulic ram at the beginning of lane Number 4, causing 10-11 other carts containing frozen fish to move forward in lane Number 4. The leading fish cart closest to Employee #1 advanced in the lane, crushing the employee between the structural member and fish cart. He was transported to Anchorage's Providence Medical Center Emergency clinic, where he died from his injuries.
Keywords: chest, hydraulic ram, asphyxiated, crushed, cart
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308532258 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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