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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200771517 - Pedestrian Struck By Excavator

Accident: 200771517 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 01/12/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30381014702/11/20021623J. Derenzo Co.

An employee was operating an excavator in the construction set-up yard prior to beginning work within a street work zone. He started to back of out of the yard and heard someone screaming. When he stopped the excavator and went to see what happened, he realized he hat struck a pedestrian in his car. The car had been parked in front of the yard gate, but no one was in it when the employee began his work. The pedestrian was behind the excavator, out of site, when the employee began to back up. In addition, the pedestrian ignored the back-up alarm. The pedestrian was struck by the excavator and his legs were pinned between his car and the excavator. The pedestrian was hospitalized and released. It was determined that there was no employee-employer relationship.

Keywords: excavation, pinned, construction, excavator, struck by, motor vehicle
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303810147 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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