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Accident: 201043775 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Pipe

Accident: 201043775 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 05/19/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31227315405/19/20081799Contri Construction Company
On May 19, 2008, Employee #1 was cutting the bell end of a reinforced concrete pipe. After loosening the cut end from the inside of the pipe, and while he was crawling out of the pipe, the end snapped off, tipped over, and landed on his head. Employee #1 sustained extensive skull fractures, a laceration above his left eye, and a brain hemorrhage. He was killed.
Keywords: fracture, head, unsecured, concrete pipe, pipe, struck by, concussion, concrete, cutting and burning, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312273154 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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