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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 139498.015 Event: 09/23/2021Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Arm Of Skid Steer
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on September 23, 2021, an employee was working as a c onstruction laborer for a firm that provided support activities for oil and gas operations. He and one or more coworkers were fusing high-density polyethylene ( HDPE) pipeline. The employee was retrieving a nylon sling from the operator of a skid steer. The sling caught on the controls of the skid steer. The arm of the skid steer came down, crushing the employee between the arm of the skid steer an d the chassis. The employee was killed.
Keywords: caught between, control lever, crushed, gas well, oil well drilling/servicing, oil well servicing, pipeline, skidder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1554650.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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