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Accident: 200451326 - Employee'S Head And Neck Pinned Between Track Hoe And Tree

Accident: 200451326 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 01/28/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30591990401/28/20031794Cardinal Contracting, Inc.

On January 28, 2003, Employee #1 attempted to exit a track hoe without engaging the safety mechanism. Part of his body accidentally engaged the cab rotating mechanism causing the cab of the track hoe to swing. Employee #1 was pinned between the cab of the track hoe and a nearby tree. Employee #1's head and neck were crushed. Employee #1 was seen in the hospital for a contusion and bruises.

Keywords: head, pinned, crushed, excavator, neck
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305919904 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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