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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200642361 - Employee Killed From Gas Line Explosion While Digging Trench

Accident: 200642361 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 02/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30496132902/08/20023531The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on February 8, 2002, a crew of two workers was field testing a tractor fitted with a trencher attachment. The crew was at a remote rock quarry digging a 5-ft-deep trench. They had progressed approximately 60 ft when the trencher's digging teeth cut into a buried 20 in. natural gas pipeline. An explosion occurred and Employee #1, who was operating the tractor, was killed.
Keywords: natural gas, trench, gas, trench digger, explosion, tractor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304961329 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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