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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302622204 - William Simmons

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile


Inspection Nr: 302622204
Report ID: 0418600
Open Date: 02/16/2001

Site Address:
William Simmons
Highway 68 East
Loxley, AL 36551

Mailing Address:
530 Hwy 109 South, Wilsonville, AL 35186

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/23/2001

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Construction Fatalities

Close Case:06/01/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100451293

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200451029
Event: 02/15/2001
Employee Pinned By Machine

Employee #1 was operating a conventional boring machine installing steel of water line casings underneath an interstate. The operator was pulling augers from the casings when he applied thrust to the machine causing it to jerk and the operator's hand left the controls. The machine flipped to the east of the machine's track, pinning Employee #1 between the machine and the wall of the trench box. The auger broke and the machine flipped twice to the west of the track. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords:highway, control lever, auger, water pipe, boring machine, lost control

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302622204 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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