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Accident: 170700306 - Employee Dragged Down Incline When Safety Line Breaks

Accident: 170700306 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/13/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11993434709/14/19931629Asi-Rcc Little Rock Dam
EMPLOYEE #1 OF ASI-RCC, INC., IN BUENA VISTA, COLORADO, WAS CUTTING THROUGH THE LAST OF THREE HORIZONTAL SUPPORT PIPES THAT WERE ATTACHED TO A VERTICAL SUPPORTING PIPE AT A VALVE PLATFORM. WHEN HE CUT THROUGH THE LAST HORIZONTAL PIPE, THE VERTICAL PIPE TO WHICH HIS SAFETY LINE WAS ATTACHED BROKE LOOSE AND DRAGGED HIM DOWN AN INCLINE, EVENTUALLY THROWING HIM INTO A MUD SUMP AT THE BASE OF THE INCLINE. THE VERTICAL PIPE WAS IMBEDDED IN A CONCRETE BASE WHICH EMPLOYEE #1 BELIEVED TO BE SECURE.
Keywords: unsecured, construction, lanyard, fall, pipe, tie-off, mud pit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119934347 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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