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Accident: 200758316 - Employee Is Killed When Pinned By Excavator

Accident: 200758316 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 09/20/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30918665809/20/20061799Performance Site Management

At approximately 8:00 a.m. on September 20, 2006, Employee #1, of Performance Site Company, was assisting in the installation of a storm sewer pipe on a site which was being readied for the construction of a 218-unit townhouse complex. Employee #1 walked between a Komatsu PC300LC excavator and a gravel box; however, there were no barricades to prevent workers from entering the excavator's swing radius. Employee #1 was struck by the excavator's rotating superstructure and was pinned against the gravel box. He was killed.

Keywords: sewer, clearance, installing, work rules, construction, torso, caught between, crushed, excavator, unguarded
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other $250,000 to $500,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309186658 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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