Preliminary Report - Fatality #1 - February 26, 2016

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The victim (Elvin Tyrone Terrell) was the driver of the first of four trucks to be unloaded at the mine near the primary plant. The trucks were loaded with 9 sections each of 26” OD diameter polyurethane pipe that was being delivered to the mine. Each section was 50’ long and weighed approximately 1732 pounds. The pipe was stacked in three layers of three sections. The driver unsecured the load and the first two sections of pipe off the top were removed. The driver was observed walking around the truck, a section of pipe rolled off the trailer and landed on the victim.