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Accident: 734459 - Employee Killed When Caught Between Launders

Accident: 734459 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/08/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10542166307/10/19873312Georgetown Steel Corporation
Employee #1 was cleaning slag from the #1 launder on the casting floor. He was standing between the #1 and #2 launders when a coworker started moving the ladle car out. The west end of the moving ladle car hit the #2 launder, and Employee #1 was caught between the #1 and #2 launders. He sustained crushing injuries to his chest and was killed. The ladle car travels 7 ft 6 in. per minute.
Keywords: chest, pinned, work rules, cleaning, caught between, crushed, struck by, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105421663 Fatality Other Molding and casting machine operators

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