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Fatality #12 - November 29, 2018

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On November 29, 2018, at approximately 1 :05 p.m., a mechanic working on a company service truck received a head injury while examining a valve body in the compartment of the truck. While the mechanic was looking at a hydraulic valve for the crane on the back of the truck, a hydraulic fitting blew a piece of 1/8 inch steel or copper line from the valve body penetrating the mechanic's head. The victim was transported by Life Flight helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. The victim died from his injuries on December 30, 2018.