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Accident: 201311461 - Employee Dies When Struck By Falling Pipe

Accident: 201311461 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 06/30/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30829074106/30/200516234 Clean-Up Inc.
On June 30, 2005, Employee #1 was struck by a falling section of an 8-ft span concrete sewer pipe, when a sling assembly came loose from the bucket. The pipe was suspended via sling, from the bucket of a backhoe over an open trench, into which the pipe was to be laid. The section of pipe dropped onto Employee #1, pinning him underneath. Employee #1 died after the emergency medical services transported him from the site.
Keywords: head, pinned, construction, fall, pipe, struck by, sling, falling object, backhoe, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308290741 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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