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Accident: 201044849 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Hydraulic Fluid

Accident: 201044849 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 08/01/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31600421708/01/20127353Roc Equipment, Llc.
On August 1, 2012, Employee #1, owner of Roc Equipment LLC, was trying to work on the hydraulic cylinder for an R-622 HD Soil Mech drilling rig. The housing for the hydraulic cylinder cracked due to extreme pressure. The fluid spewing from the opening cut Employee #1 and caused severe thoracic injuries. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: drilling machine, hydraulic fluid, torso, hydraulic cylinder, laceration, high pressure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316004217 Fatality Cut/Laceration Drilling and boring machine operators

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