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Accident: 74271.015 - Drill Rig Operator Is Caught In Rotating Drill Stem And Kill

Accident: 74271.015 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 02/28/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1043200.01502/28/2015Michels Corporation
At approximately 7:45 a.m. on February 28, 2015, a 33-year old male drill rig op erator was confirming the angle of the drill stem of a hydraulic crawler rig. As the operator turned to return to the drill control panel, the operator's high -visibility vest became caught on the rotating drill stem, entangling the operat or. The operator was killed by severe body system injuries, including laceratio ns, broken bones, head trauma, and amputation of body parts.
Keywords: amputation, caught in, drill, drill operator, head, laceration
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1043200.015 33 M Fatality Drilling and boring machine operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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