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Accident: 121729.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Snatch Block

Accident: 121729.015 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 11/13/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1445247.01511/14/2019Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on November 13, 2019, Employee #1 was setting up a winching system , using a vehicle and a 7.5 pound snatch block to drag a felled tree from uphill down towards the road. As he applied tension with the vehicle, he got out to ch eck the rope on the snatch block. The rope he used to secure the snatch block fa iled, propelling the snatch block, which struck Employee #1 in the head, killing him.
Keywords: head, motor vehicle, rope, struck by, tree, winch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1445247.015 62 M Fatality Electrical power installers and repairers

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