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Accident: 202338356 - Employee Struck And Killed By Cable Spool

Accident: 202338356 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 05/10/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30668634605/10/20031731J.D.S. Electric, Inc.
Employee #1 was feeding cable into an underground conduit for four reels of cable weighing 390 lbs each that were spindled on a galvanized pipe and supported on the forks of a Lull lift vehicle. The forks of the Lull lift were raised 9 ft above the ground. The galvanized pipe drifted to one side as the cable was being unfurled from the reels and dropped between the steel forks of the Lull onto Employee #1, fatally injuring him.
Keywords: conduit, industrial truck, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306686346 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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