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Accident: 67989.015 - Employee Strikes Head On Pavement And Is Killed

Accident: 67989.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 09/08/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
995126.01509/12/2014Stantec Consulting
At 9:33 a.m. on September 8, 2014, an employee was at a construction site observ ing the digging of a trench for the instillation of piping. He was standing appr oximately 30 feet away near a paved roadway. During digging a skidsteer struck t he end of a plastic six inch pipe that was lying beside the road where the emplo yee was standing. The pipe pushed against two other adjacent pipes. The compress ion force of the three pipes being pushed together caused one of the pipes to be come airborne. The falling pipe struck the employee, who fell backwards and stru ck his head on the paved road. Impact with the pavement caused damage to the emp loyee's brain stem that stopped vital body functions and resulted in his death.
Keywords: construction vehicle, falling object, head, struck against, struck by, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 995126.015 72 M Fatality Engineers, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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