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Accident: 59348.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Tank And Killed

Accident: 59348.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 03/06/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
962428.01503/07/2014Wv, Llc
At 1:00 p.m. on March 6, 2014, an employee was in the process of taking down a 4 3 foot tank that was 75 percent full of potassium chloride (KCL). When the emplo yee sheared the second front tank leg, the tank fell prematurely. The employee w as crushed when the tank fell and was killed.
Keywords: chemical, cutting and burning, tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Demolition $250,000 to $500,000 4 43 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 962428.015 42 M Fatality Heavy equipment mechanics FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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