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Accident: 44004.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Fence And Is Killed

Accident: 44004.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 04/29/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
903121.01504/30/2013Brookover Feed Yards, Inc
At 8:15 a.m. on April 29, 2013, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, was engaged in cutting down a 30 foot long, 350 pound cattle pen fence. The cattle pen fence was welded steel, manufactured locally from oil and gas piping. Employee #1 was using an acetylene torch, cutting the final connected vertical support of the fence. The fence had previously been cut free from a section of fencing to the east and four vertical supports. During the cutting operation on the final post, the fence post broke free and fell on Employee #1, crushing him in the sitting position, fracturing his neck and killing him.
Keywords: pipe, neck, maintenance, fracture, fence, crushed, steel, acetylene torch, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 903121.015 29 M Fatality Fracture Welders and cutters

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