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Accident: 36436.015 - Employee Operating An Excavator Is Struck By Pipe And Is Kil

Accident: 36436.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 12/16/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
789921.01512/17/2012Precision Pipeline, Llc
At approximately 6:35 p.m. on December 16, 2012, Employee #1 and a coworker, bot h operating Caterpillar excavators, were moving a 16 inch diameter pipe that was 150 foot long. They were moving it with both the excavators. While maneuvering, the excavators one end of the pipe swung forward and entered the cab of Employe e #1s excavator. Employee #1 was struck by the pipe in the chest and abdomen a nd was killed.
Keywords: abdomen, chest, construction vehicle, excavator, pipe, struck by, suspended load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 789921.015 44 M Fatality Operating engineers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause:

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