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Accident: 200851533 - Employee Killed When Machine Falls Off Hydraulic Jack

Accident: 200851533 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 02/07/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30293989702/07/20001711Vph Mechanical Corp.
Employees #1 and three coworkers, all steamfitters, were installing a heat exchanger. They were using a hydraulic jack to raise the machine to attach a metal plate on the base of the it. As they were working, the heat exchanger fell over on them, crushing and killing Employee #1. One coworker suffered leg factures and the other two were treated at the hospital for trauma and then released.
Keywords: installing, hydraulic jack, unsecured, work rules, construction, crushed, heat exchanger, struck by, falling object, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 102 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302939897 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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