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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170080337 Event: 11/22/1997Employee Injured When Struck By Pipe, Dies In Surgery
Employee #1, a longshoreman, was in the hold of a barge as bundles of pipe were being off loaded. A nylon sling broke and the load of pipes swung over, striking Employee #1 on the legs. He was transported to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. During the operation he suffered an apparent blood clot or heart attack, and died.
Keywords: longshoring, barge, blood clot, heart attack, equipment failure, mech mat handling, off loading, struck by, sling, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301987913 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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