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Accident: 52788.015 - Employee Is Struck By Cable And Is Killed

Accident: 52788.015 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 08/29/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
936876.01508/30/2013Auger Services, Inc.
At 5:51 p.m. on August 29, 2013, Employee #1 was working as a spotter for an aug er operator. The employee instructed the operator, through hand signals, to cont inue taking in slack on the auxiliary cable with the hoist and drum. The cable w as hooked to a D-ring that was intended to be used only for tie down purposes. T he tension on the D-ring exceeded the tensile strength and caused it to snap, cr eating a whiplash effect on the hook and cable, striking Employee #1 in the righ t upper arm and chest. The blunt force trauma the employee received to his torso , right arm and right ribs killed him.
Keywords: arm, auger, construction vehicle, hoist, hoisting mechanism, rib, rigging, struck by, torso, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 936876.015 68 M Fatality Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Forming for piers or pylons
FatCause:

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