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Accident: 200620789 - Employee Killed When Caught By Rotating Reamer

Accident: 200620789 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 02/18/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30249163402/18/20001799Twt Services Inc Dba Twt Directional Boring Servic
Employee #1 and coworkers were using a horizontal (directional) boring machine to place fiber optic conduit under a roadway. A hole was bored and the fiber optic conduit was attached to the reamer to be pulled back through the hole. Employee #1 was starting to pull the reamer/conduit back through the hole when he became caught on the rotating reamer. He was turned with the reamer until the operator became aware that there was a problem and stopped the equipment. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: rotating shaft, conduit, work rules, caught by, construction, boring machine
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302491634 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other

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