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Accident: 202033940 - Bridge Inspector Is Killed When Pinned By Machine

Accident: 202033940 -- Report ID: 0253610 -- Event Date: 10/20/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31386779810/20/20111611Nysdot Region 1 Bridge Repair
On October 20, 2011, Employee #1, with NYSDOT Bridge Maintenance, was operating an under-bridge inspection machine known as a "snooper". He became pinned between the machine's platform and a bridge girder. Employee #1 sustained head trauma and was killed.
Keywords: beam, head, girder, pinned, equipment operator, caught between, abrasion, bridge, aerial lift, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313867798 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Lifting operations

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