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Accident: 200712677 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Excavator

Accident: 200712677 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 10/17/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30864890610/18/20051623Mario Sinacola & Sons Excavating, Inc.
On October 17, 2005, Employee #1, a pipe layer, was assisting in the installation of an 8-in. water main inside a trench approximately 4.5-ft deep. He was struck by the boom/bucket of an excavator, and pinned against the west wall of the trench. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: excavation, installing, pinned, trench, excavator, pipe, struck by, water pipe, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308648906 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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