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Accident: 201280617 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Manhole Wall And Riser

Accident: 201280617 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 12/08/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30237796512/08/19991623Strack, Incorporated

Employees were installing a manhole. One employee was operating a Model 350 Caterpillar Excavator to raise and lower the risers onto the manhole. Employee #1 was standing in the manhole, guiding the risers on top of each other. Employee #1 in the manhole gave the operator the signal to raise the wire ropes used to raise and lower the riser. The riser was secured to the wire rope by a pin in each leg of the sling. One pin was still in the riser and, as the riser was raised it slid forward, pinning Employee #1 between the riser and the wall of the manhole, which resulted in Employee #1's death.

Keywords: wall, crushed, excavator, sling, manhole, contusion
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1200 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302377965 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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