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Accident: 143233.015 - Employee Is Killed After Struck In Head By Excavator

Accident: 143233.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 01/26/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1575317.01501/27/2022Bradford Boring Llc

At 5:22 p.m. on January 26, 2022, an employee was killed while operating an exca vator. The employee was holding a swivel and beamer off the ground with the exca vator. The employee exited the excavator and his mic/communication device became entangled in the rotating beamer. As the cord to the mic broke, the employee s truck his head on the bucket located directly behind him and was killed.

Keywords: bucket , communication, construction, construction vehicle, entangled, equipment operator, excavator, hard hat, head, loader, loader bucket, material handling, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, ppe
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other   0 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1575317.015 43 M Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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