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Accident: 14221105 - Employee Killed In Fall From Compactor

Accident: 14221105 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 03/23/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10749052604/06/19941711Barry Plumbing
On March 23, 1994, Employee #1 was using a vibratory compactor to compress dirt after completing underground pipe work. Employee #1 was observed by a coworker using the compressor in a back and forth motion to pack dirt in a 1-foot deep trench. Later, the coworker left the work area to get a drink of water and happened to turn around to see the compactor lying on its side with Employee #1 partially outside the cab. It was determined by the location of the equipment that Employee #1 had misjudged the means of exit from the 1-foot deep trench, causing the compactor to tip over. Consequently, Employee #1 fell and struck his head on a concrete sewer drain. He died from his injuries.
Keywords: sewer, head, dirt tamper, uneven ground, drain pipe, roll-over, construction, pipe, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107490526 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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