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Accident Summary Nr: 120094.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Excavation Bucket

Accident Summary Nr: 120094.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 09/23/2019
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
1432958.01509/23/2019237110Allen Steele Co., Inc.

Abstract: At 2:30 p.m. on September 23, 2019, an employee performed the rigging used to in stall a portion of storm sewer. A coworker, who was operating a CAT Excavator (M odel 326FL, Serial Number WGL 10411) had just switched excavator buckets off of the excavator, but did not conduct an inspection/test to ensure the bucket (CB L inkage) was properly secured to the quick coupler (Model 329D, Serial Number HB5 00912.) The coworker moved the first section of storm sewer without incident. Du ring the movement of the second section, the bucket fell away from the coupler a nd struck the employee on the head. The employee was killed due to the severe he ad trauma received by the bucket striking his head.

Keywords: bucket , excavator, head, inspecting, installing, rigging, sewer, struck by, traumatic
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation   0 0 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Construction
1 1432958.015 37 M Fatality Distance of Fall: feet
Worker Height Above Ground/Floor: feet
Cause: Excavation
Fatality Cause:

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