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Accident: 134153.015 - Employee Is Killed After Struck By Carbon Steel Boring Pipe

Accident: 134153.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 03/22/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1520020.01503/17/2021Equix Energy Services, Llc
At 8:00 a.m. on March 22, 2021, Employee #1 was observing a boring operation con ducted by a horizontal drill rig. Employee #1 was struck by a 1.25-inch diameter carbon steel pipe as it spun out of control. Employee received blunt force to t he chest and was killed by suffocation.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, boring machine, carbon steel, die, drill rig--non-oil, pipe, struck by, suffocated
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1520020.015 40 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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