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Accident: 48987.015 - Employee Is Struck By Pipe Wrench And Is Killed

Accident: 48987.015 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 06/10/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
911425.01506/10/2013Kmetz Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on June 10, 2013, an employee was tightening two three inch steel pipes together with a large pipe wrench. The employee did not secure the wrench in place with the backhoe bucket before a coworker, a drill operator, started their equipment which spun the pipe and torque the connection. The employee was struck in the head by the wrench as it came loose. The employee was killed.
Keywords: pipe wrench, drill collar, pipeline, struck by, wrench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 911425.015 37 M Fatality Concussion Drilling and boring machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection

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