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Accident: 94994.015 - Employee Drowns In Fall From Dam

Accident: 94994.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 04/22/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1227386.01504/24/2017Ameren Missouri
At 2:00 p.m. on April 22, 2017, an employee was driving a cart east on the dam from the Keokuk Power Plant (Iowa) to the Hamilton Sub Station (Illinois). While driving, the cart veered north and crossed over a set of rail road tracks, a compressed air line, and a rail for a gantry crane. The cart and the employee fell approximately 11 feet from the dam and into the upstream side of the Missippi River between gates 110 and 111. The employee died as a result of drowning.
Keywords: drowning, gantry crane, fall protection, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1227386.015 75 M Fatality Other Power plant operators

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