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Accident: 201924693 - One Employee Is Killed When Struck By Piping

Accident: 201924693 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 12/23/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31196101512/23/20081799Bh Contractors Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31196100712/23/20083498Helix Subsea Construction, Inc.
On December 23, 2008, Employee #1 was offloading bent coiled 8 in. outer diameter, 0.75 in. thick walled pipe from a spool located onboard a pipe laying vessel. After removal of approximately 120 ft of bent pipe from the spool, the pipe was secured to a hydraulic roller with chains and come alongs, and a backhoe bucket applied downward pressure on the bent pipe to prevent movement of the bent pipe. The bent section was disconnected from the spool on the vessel, and the pressure from the backhoe bucket was removed. Employee #1 moved from a position on the east side of the pipe to the west side, opposite Employee #2, a helper, to emplace a sling on the track hoe bucket and pipe. The bent section of pipe rotated, striking Employee #1 in the upper abdominal/lower chest area, which caused him to be caught between the bent pipe section and pipe stored in the adjacent yard. He suffered blunt force injuries, resulting in his death.
Keywords: chest, abdomen, loader/backhoe, pipe, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Other $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311961015 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment
2 311961007 Occupation not reported FallDist:

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