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Accident: 80446.015 - Employee Is Killed By Decapitation By Tow Barge

Accident: 80446.015 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 07/16/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1079643.01507/16/2015Thomas Industrial Coatings
At 3:00 p.m. on July 16, 2015, an employee was cleaning blast debris and blastin g steel grits off the deck of a Safespan Systems suspended platform. A tow boat with two empty barges lost control and struck the suspended platform the employ ee was standing on. The employee was killed when he was decapitated.
Keywords: barge, decapitated, elevated work plat, head, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1079643.015 24 M Fatality Painting and paint spraying machine operators

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