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Accident: 763755 - Employee Crushed To Death After Falling In Drag Chain Chute

Accident: 763755 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 01/21/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11104372501/23/19911611Summers-Taylor Inc
At approximately 1:50 p.m. on January 21, 1991, Employee #1 was moving a baffle from bin #1 to bin #2, so that the materials stored in bin #1 could be transferred to bin #2. The materials did not automatically transfer when activated by an air cylinder. Employee #1 was standing with one foot on a chute cover and the other foot on the edge of an open chute that led to a drag chain. No one stopped the drag chain before Employee #1 attempted to loosen the baffle. He slipped and fell into the chute leading to the drag chain and was crushed to death.
Keywords: drag chain conveyor, work rules, slip, construction, lockout, crushed, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111043725 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Machinery maintenance occupations

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