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Accident: 904227 - Employee Killed When Struck By Boxcar Bulkhead Door

Accident: 904227 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/03/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10793095008/11/19893325U.S. Steel Gary Works
At approximately 5:35 a.m. on August 3, 1989, Employee #1 was preparing SSW Southern Pacific's boxcar #23018 for loading. As he was checking the bulkhead door, he pulled up the operating hand, releasing the locking pins from the upper and lower door tracks. The hanger brackets and the welded safety bands failed, causing the door to fall onto Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: unsecured, equipment failure, boxcar, struck by, falling object, door
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107930950 Fatality Other Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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