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Accident: 125314.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught In Trenching Machine

Accident: 125314.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 04/09/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1472212.01504/10/2020Jomax Construction Company, Inc.
At 11:30 a.m. on April 9, 2020, Employee #1 and a Coworker, employed by a constr uction company, were engaged in digging a trench for a pipeline. Employee #1 wa s standing on the conveyor of a shut down Wolfe Man 8000 Trencher and was cleani ng dirt from the machine. The coworker, who was the machine operator, caught hi s shirt on the machine's power lever. The coworker moved and inadvertently pull ed the lever to the on position. The wheel of the trencher began to rotate, and Employee #1 was pulled into the wheel and crushed. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: caught in, cleaning, construction, conveyor, crushed, crushing, equipment operator, excavation, pipeline, rotating parts, rotating shaft, trench digger
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1472212.015 51 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause:

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