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Accident: 14278055 - Struck In The Head By Broken Wire Rope

Accident: 14278055 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 03/25/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
182895303/27/19851611O & G Industries
SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WERE TRYING TO FREE A TRI-AXLE DUMP TRUCK THAT WAS STUCK IN SOFT GROUND. THEY WERE USING A "SNATCH BLOCK" AND 3/4 INCH WIRE ROPE. THE "SNATCH BLOCK" BROKE, RELEASING THE TENSION ON THE WIRE ROPE. EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS HELPING GUIDE THE VEHICLE, WAS STRUCK IN THE HEAD BY THE RECOILING WIRE ROPE AND KILLED.
Keywords: head, wire rope, broken cable, construction, truck, dump truck, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1828953 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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