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Accident: 201403045 - Employee Killed When Head Struck By Wrench Handle

Accident: 201403045 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 06/04/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12720474106/07/19991623Underground Contr Inc
Employee #1 was attempting to loosen a boring rod from a cable boring machine when the rod rotated, causing the pipe wrench attached to the rod to spin around. The wrench handle struck Employee #1 in the head, killing him.
Keywords: fracture, head, pipe wrench, struck by, boring machine
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127204741 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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