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Accident: 201931037 - Employee Dies From Fall To Bottom Of A Barge

Accident: 201931037 -- Report ID: 0419000 -- Event Date: 07/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1745707807/14/19984491Nsa - Southwire
Employee #1 was standing on the edge of a metal lid cover on a barge being moved along the Ohio River. The cable used to pull the lid broke allowing the lid cover to slide backward. As a result, Employee #1 was propelled forward. Employee #1 died when he landed on his back on the bottom of the barge. The distance of the fall was approximately 15 feet. He died from massive internal injuries.
Keywords: barge, cover, wire rope, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17457078 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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