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Accident: 200623130 - Employee Is Killed After Being Struck In The Head By Piling

Accident: 200623130 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 08/31/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30818755808/31/20041771Brown Builders Inc
On August 31, 2004, an employee, a Laborer, was standing on the lead of a pile driver while wrapping a chain around the piling when the follow block of the pile driver was pulled up off of the piling. The piling violently deflected forward and struck the employee in the head. The employee died the following day as result of this massive head injury.
Keywords: kick back, head, piling, pile driver, construction, struck by, bridge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308187558 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Other

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