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Accident: 110961.015 - Employee Is Caught Between Directional Boring Machine And Ve

Accident: 110961.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 11/14/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1360097.01511/14/2018Npl Construction Co.
At 10:00 a.m. on November 14, 2018, Employee #1 was operating a Vermeer 24x40 direction boring machine moving the machine into position. While moving the machine into position, Employee #1 became pinned between the boring machine and the motor vehicle. A coworker, a laborer working in the area facing away from the machine, turned around and observed Employee #1 pinned between the machine and the motor vehicle. The coworker ran to the machine and moved it off Employee #1 using the rear controls of the machine. Employee #1 was unresponsive after being unpinned and Emergency Services were called. Employee #1 was a trained equipment operator and had years of experience operating directional boring machines. Employee #1 was hired specifically to operate the directional boring machine and was the only one to operate the machine. Employee #1 sustained multiple crushing injuries and was killed.
Keywords: pinned, crushing, boring machine, motor vehicle, caught between
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1360097.015 62 M Fatality Other Operating engineers FallDist:
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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