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Accident: 603720 - Employee Dies After Falling Into Inspection Pit At Kiln

Accident: 603720 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 06/28/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10267901606/29/19943251Holly Springs Brick & Tile Co.
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on June 28, 1994, Employee #1 was walking through a brick kiln. He was alone and without a flashlight; the kiln was not lighted because it had been shut off to cool for repair. Employee #1 evidently stepped into an inspection pit that runs across the width of the kiln. The pit contained about 35 in. of water from recent heavy rains and had been heated by the concrete surfaces of the kiln. Employee #1 was burned over most of his body and died approximately 19 hours later in a burn center.
Keywords: burn, kiln, brick, pit, fall, poor visibility, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102679016 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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