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Accident: 200451029 - Employee Pinned By Machine

Accident: 200451029 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 02/15/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30262220402/16/20011623William Simmons
Employee #1 was operating a conventional boring machine installing steel of water line casings underneath an interstate. The operator was pulling augers from the casings when he applied thrust to the machine causing it to jerk and the operator's hand left the controls. The machine flipped to the east of the machine's track, pinning Employee #1 between the machine and the wall of the trench box. The auger broke and the machine flipped twice to the west of the track. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: highway, control lever, auger, water pipe, boring machine, lost control
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Other $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302622204 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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