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Accident: 132275.015 - Employee Incurs Injuries When Caught In Rotating Auger, Late

Accident: 132275.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 01/06/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1509366.01501/11/2021Professional Service Industries Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on January 6, 2021, an employee and two coworkers used a Diedrich D -50 vehicle mounted drilling rig to drill ten-foot bore holes into the ground. A fter collecting three samples the employee, standing on the operator's platform, reached towards the auger, became caught by the hand/arm, and was pulled into t he machine. The employee's foot made contact with the emergency stop, but alread y had the entire upper body in caught in the auger. The employee was taken by em ergency services to the hospital to treat injuries to the head, upper body and a rm. The employee later died of his injuries.
Keywords: arm, auger, caught in, drill, drill rig--non-oil, hand, head, operator, platform, torso, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1509366.015 21 M Fatality Drilling and boring machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Surveying

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