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Accident: 113717.015 - Employee Is Pinned Between Ditch Witch Boring Machine And Va

Accident: 113717.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 02/14/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1379348.01502/19/2019Precise Boring Of Ohio, Llc
At 3:00 p.m. on February 14, 2019, an employee and a coworker used a ditch witch -boring machine to install three-quarter inch water lines under a roadway. The e mployee attempted to move the boring machine to a new location while the coworke r operated a vacuum truck to back it into the next location to continue working. As the coworker backed up the truck, it struck and pinned the employee between the rear of the truck and the boring machine which caused severe, unspecified ne ck and back injuries. The employee was hospitalized to treat the injuries.
Keywords: back, boring machine, installing, neck, operating, pinned, struck by, truck, water pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1379348.015 22 F Hospitalized injury Drilling and boring machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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