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Accident: 201982618 - Employee Killed When He Fell Into Concrete Paver Auger

Accident: 201982618 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 07/17/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30466234907/17/20011771Wheeler Construction, Inc.
On July 17, 2001, Employee #1 was cleaning an Easi-Pour Concrete Slip Form Paver with an air hammer. Employee #1 pulled the air hose attached to the air hammer, which engaged around two levers that activated the paver, causing it to move forward. This also activated the auger where Employee #1 had been standing while performing the cleaning. Employee #1's legs were wrapped around the auger from behind his legs up to his knees, fatally crushing him.
Keywords: crushed, air hose, auger, contusion, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304662349 Fatality Other Machine operators, not specified FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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