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Accident: 200600310 - Employee Killed When Buried By Concrete Manhole Caps

Accident: 200600310 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 07/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30043823107/24/19981794Ethridge Construction, Inc.

Employee #1 was operating a backhoe when the Immigration and Naturalization Service raided the job site. He jumped off the backhoe to hide in a pile of concrete manhole caps but failed to first disengage the vehicle's gears. The backhoe continued to move and it ran into the pile of concrete caps, dislodging them. Employee #1 was crushed under the shifting concrete caps and died of a fractured neck.

Keywords: fracture, manhole cover, vehicle in gear, equipment operator, construction, crushed, neck, struck by, buried, backhoe
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 3 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300438231 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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