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Accident: 54166.015 - Employee Falls 20 Feet To Concrete Floor Below And Later Die

Accident: 54166.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 10/07/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
946216.01510/28/2013Metaldyne Powertrain Components, Inc.
At 10:40 a.m. on October 7, 2013, Employee #1 was changing the drive motor belt on a conveyor system, located 20 feet from the floor level. The employee climbed to a mezzanine by fixed ladder, stepping onto a machine guard, then onto anothe r, in a climbing sequence before climbing into a conveyor tub. The employee then ascended onto the top of the conveyor system where the drive motor was located. A coworker who was working in the vicinity, found Employee #1 on the floor unco nscious, breathing, and bleeding from a head injury. Emergency services were cal led and Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital. The employee died on Oc tober 24, 2013 due to injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: concrete slab, conveyor, elevated work platform, fall, fracture, head, ladder, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 946216.015 54 M Fatality Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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