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Accident: 129269.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Manhole Cone In Trench

Accident: 129269.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 09/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491613.01509/03/2020Unitas Construction, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on September 3, 2020, an employee was working in a trench to receiv e a manhole cone as it was lowered into the excavation. As the excavator operato r lifted the arm out of the trench, a chain attached to the arm of the excavator caught onto the lifting point of the cone, which caused it to slip off and fall onto the employee. The employee received traumatic injuries to the face, head a nd neck and was killed.
Keywords: chain, excavation, excavator, face, falling object, head, neck, slip, struck against, struck by, traumatic, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1491613.015 46 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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