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Accident: 88248.015 - Employee Crushed By Pipe And Is Killed

Accident: 88248.015 -- Report ID: 0551702 -- Event Date: 08/29/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1174000.01508/30/2016Crawford County-Highway Dept.
At 1:45 p.m. on August 29, 2016, an employee climbed up onto a semi-trailer and released the ratchet chain binder on a load of pipe in preparation of unloading the pipe from the semitrailer. Employees were delivering steel pipes to be used as culverts using a semitrailer. Upon arrival to the delivery site, the two (2) employees were releasing the ratchet chain binders in preparation of unloading o ne (1) of the pipes. The coworker had released the rear chain binder as the enpl oyee positioned himself between the pipe and the edge of the trailer. When the E mployee released the forward chain binder the pipe began to roll toward him. The employee jumped off of the trailer and landed in a prone position on the ground perpendicular to the trailer. The employee's head was toward the trailer and hi s feet were toward the ditch. The pipe continued to roll to the trailer's edge a nd fell onto the upper back of the Employee. The pipe rolled down the employee's body until it came to rest in the ditch below. The employee was killed from mul tiple crushing injuries.
Keywords: chock, construction vehicle, crushing, falling object, material handling, residential construction, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1174000.015 53 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage

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