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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 di rection boring machine moving the machine into position. While moving the machi ne into position, Employee #1 became pinned between the boring machine and the m otor vehicle. A coworker, a laborer working in the area facing away from the ma chine, 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 us ing the rear controls of the machine. Employee #1 was unresponsive after being unpinned and Emergency Services were called. Employee #1 was a trained equipmen t operator and had years of experience operating directional boring machines. E mployee #1 was hired specifically to operate the directional boring machine and was the only one to operate the machine. Employee #1 sustained multiple crushin g injuries and was killed.
Keywords: boring machine, caught between, crushing, motor vehicle, pinned
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 Operating engineers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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