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Accident: 780510 - Employee Crushed To Death By Falling Heat Exchanger

Accident: 780510 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 09/19/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12378279909/21/19941711James E. Smith Mechanical Inc.
On September 19, 1994, employees were installing a 7,000 pound heat exchange unit. The unit became unbalanced, swung out of control, and fell onto Employee #1, crushing him against the wall. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: installing, wall, construction, crushed, heat exchanger, struck by, falling object, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123782799 Fatality Other Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters

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