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Accident: 201561669 - Employee Is Killed When Pipe Being Lifted Falls

Accident: 201561669 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 07/21/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30917077707/21/20061623Niels Fugal Sons Co
On July 21, 2006, Employee #1 was working as a laborer for a contractor primarily engaged in the construction of water and sewer mains, pipelines, and communications and power lines. A 60-foot length of gas pipe 20 inches in diameter was being unloaded by a track hoe from a flatbed trailer. Employee #1 was manning a tagline while the pipe was being lifted and maneuvered. One of the clamps at the end of the pipe disengaged, and the pipe dropped, striking Employee #1. He sustained a fracture in his chest, and he was killed.
Keywords: chest, fracture, equipment failure, hoist, pipeline, mech mat handling, pipe, struck by, falling object, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309170777 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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