Accident Report Detail
Accident: 128522.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Excavator Bucket
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At 9:40 a.m. on August 11, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a const ruction company, were working on a pipeline construction project. Employee #1, a pipefitter, was in a trench and standing on the bell of a pipe. He was within the operating radius of an excavator operated by the coworker. The coworker, w ho was filling the trench with gravel to level its surface, extended the excavat or bucket outward. The bucket struck Employee #1, who was pinned between the bu cket and the spreader bar of the trench box. Employee #1 sustained crushing inj uries and was killed.
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Cause: Backfilling and compacting