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Accident: 200751196 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Excavator Bucket

Accident: 200751196 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 12/06/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11253686712/06/20001794Performance Site Management

Employee #1 and a coworker were working in trench as a loader was dumping gravel into it. To protect them from the gravel flying overhead, another coworker, operating a Komatsu PC400-5 Trac-hoe with an Esco bucket attached by a JB Hendrix coupler, positioned the empty bucket above their heads. The bucket fell off the excavator and struck Employee #1, killing him. The coworker was knocked aside, but did not sustain injuries.

Keywords: excavation, unsecured, work rules, construction, trench, equipment failure, excavator, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 112536867 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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