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Accident: 200823300 - Driver Is Killed When Crushed By Pipe

Accident: 200823300 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 06/22/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30976651706/22/20061623Stark And Son Trenching, Inc.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on June 22, 2006, Employee #1, a truck driver, was helping another driver unload a 60 in. section of concrete storm sewer pipe (that weighed approximately 12,000 lbs) from a flat bed trailer. A contract employee was operating a front-end loader with a fork attachment to move the pipe. The pipe section rolled off the forks and crushed Employee #1 between the truck and the pipe. He was killed. This offloading procedure was routine, and was performed frequently. There were no weather factors contributing to the accident. The company had a safety program.
Keywords: unsecured, crushed, concrete pipe, off loading, pipe, struck by, flatbed truck, concrete, truck driver, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309766517 Fatality Other Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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