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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 139498.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Arm Of Skid Steer

Accident: 139498.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 09/23/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1554650.01509/24/20215 D Field Services, Llc

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on September 23, 2021, an employee was working as a c onstruction laborer for a firm that provided support activities for oil and gas operations. He and one or more coworkers were fusing high-density polyethylene ( HDPE) pipeline. The employee was retrieving a nylon sling from the operator of a skid steer. The sling caught on the controls of the skid steer. The arm of the skid steer came down, crushing the employee between the arm of the skid steer an d the chassis. The employee was killed.

Keywords: caught between, control lever, crushed, gas well, oil well drilling/servicing, oil well servicing, pipeline, skidder
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1554650.015 34 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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