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Accident: 565556 - Employee Dies After Fall Through Manway

Accident: 565556 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 11/28/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10337228011/29/19912048Purina Mills, Inc.
Employee #1 was riding a manlift from the seventh to the second floor in a feed mill. He apparently mis-stepped when he attempted to exit on the second floor and fell through the manway. His body contacted the first floor guardrail and continued to the concrete floor in the basement, a total fall distance of 25 ft. Employee #1 died in the hospital about an hour later of asphyxiation from a crushed chest.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, guardrail, struck against, crushed, fall, elevator, elevator shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103372280 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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