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Accident: 200643740 - Employee Killed When Struck By Pipes

Accident: 200643740 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 03/19/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30979231503/21/20074213Triple M Transport, Inc.

On March 19, 2007, Employee #1, an over-the-road truck driver, was delivering 16-inch PVC pipe to a construction site. The pipe was 20 feet long and was bundled, with 6 pipes to a bundle. The owner of the construction company was using a Caterpillar backhoe, with forks attached to the bucket, to unload the pipe from the trailer. The backhoe was approximately 20 feet away from the truck trailer when the bundle of pipe fell off the forks. The forks were about 5 feet off of the ground and the banding around the pipes broke when the bundle hit the ground. Employee #1 was standing beside the truck trailer, unstrapping another bundle of pipe. The pipes from the broken bundle rolled back toward the truck trailer and hit him. He died at the scene from apparent head or neck injuries.

Keywords: delivery work, head, unsecured, trailer truck, pipe, struck by, trailer, backhoe, truck driver, unstable load

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309792315 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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