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Accident: 14493506 - Employee Struck By Stake Attached To Heavy Equipment

Accident: 14493506 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 05/22/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10109062905/23/19891622Price Construction, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SHOVELING HOT MIX AT A HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION SITE WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE LAYDOWN MACHINE WAS IMPROPERLY ATTACHED TO A 500-FOOT ROPE AND A STAKE DRIVEN INTO THE PAVEMENT. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING NEAR THE ROPE WHEN THE STAKE CAME OUT OF THE GROUND, HITTING HIM IN THE BACK OF THE NECK. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED SEVERED ARTERIES AND SEPARATED BRAIN TISSUE AND DIED AS A RESULT OF THESE INJURIES. THE PROCESS OF USING A GRADE LINE ATTACHED TO THE EQUIPMENT IS NOT PROPER OPERATION OF THE EQUIPMENT.
Keywords: severed, unsecured, work rules, construction, stakes, struck by, artery, brain, road paving
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101090629 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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