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Accident: 120942.015 - Employee Is Killed While Attempting To Clear Jam In Asphalt

Accident: 120942.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 10/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1439417.01510/22/2019Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc.
At 8:05 a.m. on October 22, 2019, an employee was assisting two coworkers in an attempt to clear a jammed chain in an asphalt paver (Caterpillar, Model AF-1000B ) using a sledgehammer and a screwdriver. One coworker was in the operator's sea t and the other at the rear of the paver while the employee was at the front try ing to clear the jam. The employee cleared the jam using the screwdriver and the conveyor chain began to move, catching his hand in the chain and pulling him in to the hopper feeder chamber. The employee received an amputated finger, blunt f orce trauma to the neck and torso and was killed due to asphyxiation from the co mpression of his neck and torso.
Keywords: amputated, asphyxiated, blunt force trauma, caught in, chain, conveyor, finger, hand, hand tool, hopper, jammed, neck, torso
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1439417.015 37 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Paving

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