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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200675171 - Employee Dies When Crushed By Storm Drain

Accident: 200675171 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 12/20/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30840074612/21/20041611Ridgdill & Son Inc.

On December 20, 2004, Employee #1, of Ridgdill & Son, Inc., was standing in an excavation adjacent to a cement storm drain catch basin that had just been lowered into place by an excavator. The lifting chain was still connected to the catch basin when the operator of the excavator inadvertently hit the control lever with his arm. The lifting arm of the excavator shifted, and the catch basin moved, crushing Employee #1 against the trench wall.

Keywords: concrete form work, load shift, struck against, crushed, excavator, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 6 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308400746 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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