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Accident: 14559074 - Pipe Fell From Truck, Struck And Killed Employee

Accident: 14559074 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 08/20/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1526016908/22/19841623The Industrial Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS THE LEADMAN ON A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT INVOLVING THE LAYING OF A 6 INCH DUCTILE STEEL PIPE WATER LINE. THE WATER LINE WAS TO BE LAID IN A 6 FOOT DEEP TRENCH RUNNING FROM THE SOUTHEAST TO THE NORTHWEST. A SEMITRACTOR TRAILER WITH A FLATBED LOADED WITH PIPE PULLED ALONG THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO UNLOAD THE PIPE. THE TRUCK PARKED FACING TO THE WEST. THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE TRAILER ENDED UP BEING 5 TO 6 INCHES HIGHER THAN THE PASSENGER'S SIDE. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 UNHOOKED THE PIPE STRAPPING, FROM THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE TRAILER, THE TOP TIER OF THE PIPE ROLLED OFF THE TRAILER. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY THE FALLING PIPE.
Keywords: construction, steep grade, pipe, struck by, trailer, falling object, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15260169 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.

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