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Accident: 96817.015 - Employee Falls From Irrigation Unit And Dies From Injuries

Accident: 96817.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 06/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1244321.01506/30/2017J & B Irrigation, Inc.
At 12:50 p.m. on June 19, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a company that provided irrigation systems, was working at a job site. He was working from a horizonta l brace of a Valley Pivot Point Irrigation System, Model 7000/8000, and using a line-up hand tool to align flanges. Employee #1 fell when one side of the braci ng detached. As he hit the ground, the line-up hand tool punctured his chest. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. The subsequent investigation indicated that b oth the penetrating injury and the blunt force trauma contributed to his death.
Keywords: bracing, chest, construction, elevated work platform, fall, hand tool, installing, irrigation equipment, irrigation pipe, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 0 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1244321.015 53 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist: 8
FallHt:8
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:

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