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Accident: 110309.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Excavator

Accident: 110309.015 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 07/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1337543.01507/11/2018Joe Bucciarelli, Inc.

At 1:00 p.m. on July 10, 2018, Employee #1 was observing the operation of an exc avator to ensure that it was not digging into active utilities. The excavator wa s within two feet of the building, and the employee was standing between the two . The excavator operator's hand slipped, causing the boom to pivot aggressively to the left, crushing the employee's head between the bucket and the wall of the building, killing him.

Keywords: boom, caught between, excavator, head, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 15 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1337543.015 21 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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