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Accident: 201924180 - Employee Killed When Heat Exchanger Overturns While Moving

Accident: 201924180 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 07/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31026386807/25/20071799Turner Industries Group, L.L.C.
At approximately 2:40 p.m. on July 24, 2007, Employee #1 was helping to remove a heat exchanger from a structure. The heat exchanger was mounted on Hilman rollers atop metal skids that were being pulled with a truck-mounted winch. As it was moving, the heat exchanger tipped over and crushed Employee #1 against a steel column within the structure. He was killed.
Keywords: derrick truck, unsecured, work rules, construction, caught between, crushed, mech mat handling, bracing, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310263868 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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