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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 systems company, was working at a heavy construction project. As a backhoe pulled rope and conduit from an underground pull box, he used a small traffic sign to redirect 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 truck. He sustained blunt force trauma injuries to the head and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, struck against, truck, brain, conduit, head, construction, caught between, backhoe, traffic control, rope
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 Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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