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Accident: 118881.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Rope Under Tension

Accident: 118881.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 08/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1422643.01508/09/2019Traf-Tex Inc.
At 2:42 p.m. on August 8, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a traffic control syste ms company, was working at a heavy construction project. As a backhoe pulled ro pe and conduit from an underground pull box, he used a small traffic sign to red irect the path of the rope. He was monitoring the tension on the rope when the traffic sign bent in half. The rope struck Employee #1 and pushed him into a tr uck. He sustained blunt force trauma injuries to the head and was killed.
Keywords: backhoe, brain, caught between, conduit, construction, head, rope, struck against, struck by, traffic control, truck
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 1422643.015 49 M Fatality Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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