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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 142964.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 142964.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 01/19/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1573294.01501/19/2022Panhandle Grading & Paving, Inc

At 10:30 a.m. on January 19, 2022, an employee disconnected a chain hook from a concrete storm drainage pipe that was lowered into a dump truck bed by a coworke r operating an excavator to move the pipe. The employee was in the rear inside p ortion of the bed as the coworker leaned out of the cab to attempt to get a bett er view of the employee. The operator had the engine at idle and contacted a con trol lever that caused the excavator bucket to move and pin the employee between the dump truck bed and the bucket. The employee was crushed and was killed by t he internal injuries received.

Keywords: bucket , caught between, concrete pipe, contact, control lever, crushed, drain pipe, dump truck bed, excavator, internal injuries, pinned, press operator, storm, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1573294.015 30 M Fatality Pipelayer FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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