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Accident: 201561149 - Employee Killed Emerging From Manhole

Accident: 201561149 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/13/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30661587308/13/20041794K W Robinson Const
On August 13, 2004, Employee #1 turned on a water line. He was getting out of the manhole and was holding a "T" valve key above his head when it was struck by a passing car. The key either struck Employee #1 on the head, or the force of the blow caused him to fall 12 ft onto the water main. Employee #1 died of head injuries sustained in the accident.
Keywords: head, highway, work rules, construction, traffic control, collision, automobile, fall, struck by, manhole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 13 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306615873 Fatality Other Helpers, construction trades

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