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Accident: 200611580 - Employee Killed When Struck By Boom Of Excavator

Accident: 200611580 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 10/17/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30456348910/21/20031794Ross Construction Company

On October 17, 2003, Employee #1, of the Ross Construction Company, was using a Kobelco K905 LCII excavator. For some reason, as the boom was coming down, he apparently stuck his head out the cab's right window opening. The piston on the inside of the boom struck Employee #1, pushing his head against the metal edge of the cab's window opening. He suffered avulsion of both ears, a fractured jaw and face, and lacerations to the main artery in his neck that resulted in this death. Employee #1 owned the excavator and had removed the right window of the cab prior to the accident

Keywords: work rules, degloved, equipment operator, struck against, construction, laceration, excavator, struck by, artery, face
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304563489 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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