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Accident: 27455.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Struck By Palletizer

Accident: 27455.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 08/16/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
584358.01508/16/2012Bacardi Bottling Corporation
At 5:30 p.m. on August 16, 2012, an employee was asked to assist with the clean-up of broken glass inside a Von Gal Palletizer machine HK Systems, Model number UVG2200-RH-5145.5 (Machine D), Serial Number 3263. The employee was instructed by a coworker to go under the raised horse of the palletizer. While the employee was inside the palletizer cleaning up the broken glass, the coworker started it and the employee was crushed and killed when the horse of the palletizer came down.
Keywords: pelletizing plant, lockout/tagout, crushed, broken glass
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 584358.015 21 M Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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