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Inspection: 116512427 - U.S. Sugar Corporation
Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale
Report ID: 0418800
Open Date: 08/07/1996
U.S. Sugar Corporation
Field 43 Range 38 Section 19 Clewiston, FL 33440
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2061/Cane Sugar, Except Refining
Mailing: 111 Ponce De Leon Street, Clewiston, FL 33440
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200670388
Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Ramp
On August 6, 1996, Employee #1 was lowering a lowboy ramp that was controlled by a hydraulic ram. He was standing under the ramp when, without warning, it fell on top of him. Employee #1 was killed. The left ramp had fallen while he was driving. The hydraulic ram assembly had then broken off, and the hydraulic line had parted.
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