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Report: Struck by object or equipment rolling freely at LineTec Services, LLC in Boerne, Texas

DATE: 07/28/20

A crew was working on a single-phase re-conductor project. The digger truck, which was pulling the four-drum puller trailer, had been driven into position to start pulling ropes on a section of line. The puller was at a 90-degree angle to the digger truck to align the drums with the existing poles. The puller then needed to be repositioned. An employee used two safety chains to connect the puller to the winch line from the digger. He then winched up so he could disconnect the puller from the back of the digger truck. At this point the puller disconnected from the hitch and rolled forward on sloped ground, pinning the employee between the digger truck and the puller. He sustained injury to the pelvis and back.

Report ID 2020077105  
Date 07/28/2020  
UPA 1632918  
Primary NAICS 237130  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 38 Multiple trunk locations
Source 3499 Material and personnel handling machinery, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 8429 Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility, n.e.c
Event 6223 Struck by object or equipment rolling freely
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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