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Accident: 607267 - Employee Killed When Large Piece Of Steel Fell On Him

Accident: 607267 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 02/01/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10135816602/08/19885093Goldberg Brothers, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS EMPLOYED AS A YARD LABORER TO CUT STEEL SCRAP INTO PIECES SMALL ENOUGH TO SHIP TO STEEL COMPANIES. ON FEBRUARY 1, 1988, HE WAS CUTTING UP A TRASH DUMP BODY. FOR SOME REASON, HE PLACED HIMSELF UNDER A LARGE PIECE OF THE TRASH DUMP BODY WHICH HAD BEEN PARTIALLY CUT THROUGH. THE PIECE OF STEEL, WHICH WAS 10 FEET LONG, 4 FEET WIDE AND 1/2 INCH THICK, FELL ONTO EMPLOYEE #1, KILLING HIM. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES. THE BODY WAS NOT DISCOVERED FOR AN ESTIMATED 2 HOURS.
Keywords: dismantling, steel, work rules, scrap yard, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101358166 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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