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Accident: 81689.015 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between The Boom And Truck

Accident: 81689.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 12/14/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1112464.01512/14/2015Metro Pole Setting Company, Inc.
At 10:57 a.m. on December 14, 2015, an employee was using an oxygen-acetylene cu tting torch to cut a boom support stand off of a truck-mounted hole digger. When the employee cut the boom support stand from the truck-mounted hole digger with the cutting torch, the employee's head was crushed between the boom and the tru ck's headache rack. The boom was not secured before the employee cut the support stand. The suffered from head trauma and was killed.
Keywords: crushing, cutting and burning, falling object, support posts, truck boom
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1112464.015 57 M Fatality

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