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Inspection: 2166882 - Southwire Company. Copper Rod Mill
Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East
Report ID: 0418100
Open Date: 04/02/1985
Southwire Company. Copper Rod Mill
Central Road Carrollton, GA 30119
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3351/Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding Of Copper
Crushed Between Manlift Platform And Floor Landing
ON APRIL 1, 1985, AT ABOUT 4:15 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO CARRY AN EMPTY FIBER DRUM UP A MANLIFT. HE EITHER TRIED TO BALANCE IT ON HIS HEAD OR SHOULDER. HE INTENDED TO CARRY IT UP THE THE SECOND (FURNACE CHARGING) LEVEL TO USE AS A CONTAINER FOR BROKEN REFRACTORY MATERIAL FROM THE FURNACE. AS HE NEARED THE SECOND LEVEL, THE DRUM BECAME JAMMED BETWEEN EMPLOYEE #1, THE PROTECTIVE CONE AND THE FLOOR OPENING. THE JAMMED DRUM CAUSED EMPLOYEE #1 TO BECOME CAUGHT BETWEEN THE MANLIFT PLATFORM AND THE UNDERSIDE OF THE SECOND STORY FLOOR. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED MULTIPLE INTERNAL INJURIES AND DIED OF ASPHYXIA.
platform, asphyxiated, crushed, elevator
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