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Accident Summary Nr: 200531309 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Earth Mover Machine
Accident Summary Nr: 200531309 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 12/13/2006
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|310083647||12/14/2006||1794||238910||Thompson Excavating, Inc|
On January 13, 2006, a worker was operating a John Deere earth mover in an open area adjacent to his company's workshop. Employee #1, the owner of the company, was initially talking with the operator. Upon completion of their conversation, Employee #1 walked away from the earth mover, toward his truck, and began talking on his cell phone. The operator drove the earth mover a short distance, stopped, and began backing. Although the operator checked his rear view mirror and did not initially see Employee #1, when he checked a second time he observed Employee #1's legs sticking out from the side of the machine. Employee #1 was killed.
back-up alarm, fracture, obstructed view, equipment operator, construction, crushed, struck by, backing up, inattention
||Nature of Injury
||Construction trades, n.e.c.