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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170569222 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Side Boom Pipe Handler

Accident: 170569222 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 07/28/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12459670107/28/19951623Mountain Pipeline Const. Co., Inc.

Employee #1 and two coworkers were attempting to retrieve a truck from over a hill using a side boom pipe handler. The truck was pulled onto a steep service road. Employee #1, the operator of the pipe handler, got off the side boom, and left the engine running and in reverse. The engine died and rolled downhill and over Employee #1. He was killed.

Keywords: vehicle in gear, brake, work rules, equipment operator, construction, steep grade, unmanned, run over, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124596701 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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