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Accident: 948869 - Employee Killed When Struck By Rotating Pipe Wrench

Accident: 948869 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 05/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30182050205/29/19981623Rts Construction Co., Inc.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 29, 1998, Employee #1 was a 4 ft pipe wrench to remove the starter rod from the end of the boring rods. As he put the wrench on the 2 1/4 in. diameter bore rod, the boring machine operator started turning the bore rods. This caused the wrench to spin around, striking Employee #1 on the top of his head. He was killed.
Keywords: head, rotating parts, work rules, pipe wrench, construction, struck by, boring machine, communication
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301820502 Fatality Concussion Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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