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Accident: 670521 - Employee Killed When Caught Inside Concrete Mixer

Accident: 670521 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 11/20/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10200871111/25/19853272Arrow Vault Co Inc
At 10:30 a.m. on November 20, 1985, Employee #1 was cleaning out a concrete mixer. He raised the grate on top of the mixer and went inside. A coworker accidentally turned on the disconnect switch for the mixer instead of the air compressor. The paddles in the mixer were activated and struck Employee #1. After 20 minutes, he was removed from the mixer and taken to the hospital, where he died at 4:30 p.m. The mixer did not have an individual disconnect or lockout mechanism.
Keywords: work rules, cleaning, concrete mixer, lockout, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102008711 Fatality Cut/Laceration Mixing and blending machine operators

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