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Accident: 110540.015 - Employee Is Struck By Pipe While Pumping Concrete And Is Kil

Accident: 110540.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1343823.01508/29/2018161172652 - Concrete - Materials Placement Llc
On or about August 28, 2018, Employee #1 was tasked with delivering a Putzmeiste r Model 32Z-Meter truck-mounted concrete pump with integrated placing boom (conc rete pump truck), Vehicle Identification Number 1M2K197C87M034048, to a highway construction site. Employee #1 arrived on-site where a concrete finishing crew a nd a concrete ready-mix truck met Employee #1. Employee #1 opened a snap-type va lve clamp pin and used a hammer to strike the valve clamp that was near the pres sure elbow of the hopper. The metal pipe attached to the pressure elbow released from its position due to stored pressure and struck Employee #1 in chest or hea d area. Employee #1 was thrown down an embankment. The employees brought Employe e #1 to the road area, called emergency responders, and administered first aid. A local ambulance service arrived and transported Employee #1 to a local hospita l. Employee #1 was pronounced deceased upon arrival.
Keywords: concrete truck, pressure release, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1343823.015 58 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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