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Accident: 200074763 - Employee Is Fatally Struck By Bucket Of Trackhoe And Manhole

Accident: 200074763 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 08/01/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31569747408/01/20114952Msd Of Buncombe County

On August 1, 2011, a concrete manhole was being lowered into an excavation with a backhoe bucket. Chains were used to attach the manhole to the bucket. Employee #1 in the excavation for some unknown reason placed his head and shoulders between the manhole, which was resting on the ground, and the bucket of the trackhoe. A hydraulic hose on the trackhoe failed, and this caused the bucket to fall. Employee #1was caught between the trackhoe bucket and the concrete manhole.

Keywords: chain, struck by, manhole

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315697474 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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