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Accident: 109788.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Pipes

Accident: 109788.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 10/04/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1351298.01510/04/2018North American Directional
At 8:30 a.m. on October 4, 2018, an employee was "breaking" horizontal drilling rods using a 40 inch wrench and told his coworker to push 6 inches of pipe. The employee was struck in the forehead when the wrench spun as the pipe moved, kil ling him.
Keywords: drill pipe, forehead, pipe, struck by, wrench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1351298.015 23 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit

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