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Accident: 201361581 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Pvc Pipe

Accident: 201361581 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 10/31/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30431164011/01/20011629Inland Dredging Company, Llc
On October 31, 2001, Employee #1 was assisting in unloading PVC piping weighing approximately 2,000 lbs. Employee #2 was positioned outside the truck on the ground, Employee #3 was occupying a backhoe, and Employee #4 was located in the cab of the PVC pipe delivery truck. Employee #1 was alone on one side of the truck, when the straps and chain holding the pipe were removed and one pipe, approximately 50-ft long, fell off the truck and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: chain, pipe, struck by, polyvinyl chloride, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304311640 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Dredging
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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