Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170061980 - Employee Dies After Struck By Excavator
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|125311589||11/14/1995||1611||Terry Brothers Construction Company, Inc.|
At approximately 11:40 a.m. on November 10, 1995, Employee #1 dismounted his rubber tire backhoe to direct a dump truck to a spot pointed out to him by a coworker. The coworker was operating a Komatsu PC 220LC multi-directional excavator to pack fill dirt over a culvert in Lenoir, NC. The excavator's boom bucket was on the south side of the excavator, and the operator was facing south and moving north in reverse. His vision was obstructed. Employee #1, who was not wearing a reflective vest, was struck by the excavator's west side tracks as he faced north directing the dump truck. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries to his legs and pelvis. He died on November 11, 1995, at 5:40 p.m. The excavator's multi-directional alarm was not working and had not worked for more than two weeks.
|1||125311589||Fatality||Other||Construction trades, n.e.c.|