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Accident: 655670 - Employee Dies Of Head Injuries After Falling From Truck

Accident: 655670 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 12/13/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10962243101/20/19941711Fraser Engineering Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10962223312/14/19935171Exxon Co., U.S.A.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on December 13, 1993, Employee #1 was standing on top of a tanker truck during an air purging operation. He had placed the loading arm into the tanker truck opening and was holding onto it while waiting for instructions to open the loading arm valve. The loading arm struck Employee #1 with a violent upward movement, knocking him off the top of the tanker truck. He fell approximately 9 ft to the pavement and struck his head. On December 20, 1993 he died in the hospital from serious head injuries
Keywords: tank truck, head, purging, struck against, construction, fall, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109622431 Occupation Not Listed
2 109622233 Fatality Concussion Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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