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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 equipment) to perform an earthwork construction operation. Employee #1 moved the hydraulic 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 bearing assembly and struck Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 then sustained head trauma and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, accidental discharge, pile driver, hydraulic line, hydraulic cylinder, head, earthmoving equip, construction, construction vehicle, bolt, bearing, blunt force, lost consciousness, arm, traumatic, blunt fo
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 Other Pile-Driver Operator FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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