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Accident: 129934.015 - Employee Is Struck By Wrench And Killed

Accident: 129934.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 09/28/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1495107.01509/29/2020D.B.E. Management, Inc.
At 6:30 p.m. on September 28, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction comp any, was installing underground plumbing conduit along a causeway connecting an island to the mainland. As the employee was standing alongside a rotating rod, he placed a 60-inch wrench on a rod, which was rotating at 60 rpm. The wrench locked in place on the rotating rod, causing the employee to be slung to the oth er side of the rod. The wrench rotated with the rod and struck the employee in the abdomen. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic injuries and was kille d.
Keywords: abdomen, blunt force trauma, construction, fracture, hemorrhage, installing, lockout, propelled, rotating shaft, struck by, undrgrd installation, wrench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1495107.015 31 M Fatality Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit

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