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Accident: 597211 - Employee Drowns After Falling Into Tank Of Water

Accident: 597211 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 03/22/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11006937403/22/19913312Atlantic Steel Company
Employee #1, a millwright at a steel bar mill, was sent to check out a water pump at the mill recirculating water system. He climbed down a 10 ft permanent ladder onto some metal grating that was about 4 ft above the water level. As he stepped on one piece of grating, it fell into the water. Employee #1 also fell and drowned. The grating was loose and had slowly moved to one side and slipped off one bearing surface.
Keywords: unsecured, grating, millwright, unstable surface, fall, drown, tank, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110069374 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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