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Accident: 700161 - Employee Dies Of Oxygen Deprivation

Accident: 700161 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 02/01/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10312743702/01/19953295International Mill Service, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a rubber tire loader that was being used to clean a blast furnace slag pit. The loader bucket struck a massive quantity of molten/liquid slag and/or iron. The molten material surrounded the loader, stalling the engine. The operator was not able to restart the loader or evacuate the cab. He died from oxygen deprivation.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, suffocated, molten slag, work rules, cleaning, struck against, blast furnace, loader
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103127437 Fatality Asphyxia Excavating and loading machine operators

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