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Accident: 125681.015 - One Worker Is Killed, Another Suffers Amputation, When Sling

Accident: 125681.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 04/27/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1473335.01504/27/2020Jimmy A Dunn Excavating Company, Inc.
At approximately 7:40 or 7:45 a.m. on April 27, 2020, two employees (Employee #1 and Employee #2) were working for an excavating company. They were assisting in the installation of a hydraulic cylinder into a dump bed truck trailer. They were connecting the hydraulic lines. The bed was held in an elevated position by a nylon strap attached to an excavator. As Employees #1 and #2 were connecting the hydraulic lines, the strap failed. The dump bed was released. It fell and struck both employees. Employee #1 suffered crushing injuries. He was killed. Employee #2 suffered a partial amputation of his right arm. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: struck by, amputated, arm, caught between, falling object, equipment failure, installing, maintenance, lockout, hydraulic cylinder, dump truck bed, crushed, partial amputation, sling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1473335.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Amputation
2 1473335.015 43 M Fatality Other

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