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Accident: 200460202 - Employee Killed When Struck By Wooden Pile

Accident: 200460202 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 03/11/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30205588403/11/19981629Allied Pile Driving, Incorporated
Employee #1, a pile driver, was in a 15 ft deep pit where he was spotting 50 ft long wooden piles. The hammer came down and struck a pile that was about 12 in. off the ground, knocking the pile into Employee #1, pinning him against a trench box. He sustained crushing head injuries and was killed.
Keywords: head, pile driver, pinned, construction, caught between, crushed, pit, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302055884 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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