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Accident: 20415.015 - An Employee Is Killed And Two Others Injured In Two Boat Col

Accident: 20415.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 06/26/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
487958.01506/27/2012Jason Incorporated
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 26, 2012, Employees #1, #2 and #3 of Jason In corporated dba Milsco de Mexico, a unit of Jason Inc., were riding on boats manu factured by BRP US Inc., a 23 foot and a 15 foot pleasure crafts. Both boats wer e piloted by BRP employees. Jason Incorporated is a seat supplier and BRP US Inc . was demonstrating how the seats in the boats performed and what forces acted u pon the seats. During the demonstration, the smaller boat turned into the path o f the larger boat. The employee of Jason Incorporated that was riding on the sma ller boat, Employee #1 was injured during the collision, stayed in the boat as t he boat travelled across the lake to the shore line and ran aground. The second employee of Jason Incorporated that was riding on the larger boat, Employee #2 w as also seriously injured during the collision. The third employee, Employee #3, also riding on the larger boat received only minor injuries. Both Employee #1 a nd #2 were transported by helicopter to St Louis Area hospitals. Employee #1 wa s pronounced dead at 5:37 p.m. that same day as a result of fractures and severe blunt force trauma to the brain. Employee #2 suffered major injuries that requi red surgery. The weather was clear, 98 degrees with wind at 1 mph. The investiga tion revealed that the employer of the boat operators, BRP US Inc., did not ensu re that employees operating the boats were protected from hazards by avoiding th e crossing in front of other boats. The investigation also revealed that the ope rator of the boat did not tether a Cutoff Switch cord to the boat prior to opera ting the boat.
Keywords: boat, collision, fracture, head, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 487958.015 41 F Fatality
2 487958.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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