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Accident: 200812790 - Worker Is Killed After Being Struck By Pipe

Accident: 200812790 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 01/27/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31247383801/28/20091623Venable'S Construction
At approximately 1:40 p.m. on January 27, 2009, Employee #1, of Venable's Construction, was unloading steel pipe from a trailer. He was using a stringing cable and Caterpillar Trackhoe to move the 40 feet long, 6.625 inch diameter pipe that weighed approximately 790 pounds. The trackhoe operator opened the door to speak with the spotter and accidently hit the controls releasing the suspended pipe. The pipe struck Employee #1 in the chest. He was hospitalized and died from his injuries.
Keywords: chest, crushed, pipe, struck by, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312473838 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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