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Accident: 123078.015 - Employee, Crushed Between Lift And Trencher, Is Killed

Accident: 123078.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 01/08/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1455021.01501/09/2020Jrh Electric Company Llc
At 8:20 a.m. on January 8, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker were moving equipmen t down an alley as part of a residential renovation project. Employee #1 was op erating a Ditch Witch trencher and his coworker was operating an aerial lift beh ind Employee #1. The aerial lift rear-ended the trencher, and Employee #1 susta ined internal crushing injuries and was killed.
Keywords: aerial lift, caught between, crushed, equipment operator, pinned, repair, residential construction, struck by, torso, trench digger
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1455021.015 52 M Fatality Electrical and electronic engineers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause:

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