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Accident: 120464.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Gate Arm Wheel Of Pile Dri

Accident: 120464.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 10/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1435952.01510/04/2019Cayo, Llc
At 11:38 a.m. on October 3, 2019, Employee #1 was using a pile driver (heavy equ ipment) to perform an earthwork construction operation. Employee #1 moved the h ydraulic lines, at the base of the pile driving leads, so they were free to move up and down with the hammer. Afterwards, a wheel from the hydraulic gate arm, assembly approximately 70 feet up the 2:1 leads, came off the bolt and needle be aring assembly and struck Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 then sustained h ead trauma and was killed.
Keywords: accidental discharge, arm, bearing, blunt force, blunt force trauma, bolt, construction, construction vehicle, earthmoving equip, head, hydraulic cylinder, hydraulic line, lost consciousness, pile driver, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1435952.015 32 M Fatality Pile-Driver Operator FallDist:
Cause: Pile driving

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