Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 200831444 - Employee Is Struck By Excavator Arm And Is Killed
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|307613679||05/13/2009||7381||561612||Gem Security Services|
Abstract: On May 13, 2009, Employee #1, a guard with Gem Security Services, was working with a coworker, who was a truck driver. They were loading and securing an excavator onto a low-bed trailer for transport to a different job site. The coworker was positioning the arm of the excavator so it could be chained down, when it struck Employee #1, who was standing on the low-bed trailer. Then the coworker, while trying to locate Employee #1, stood up from where he was sitting on the seat of the excavator. The coworker then leaned to the right, and in doing so, moved the left one-touch power max switch (joystick) with his left hand. This joystick controlled the excavator arm. The arm moved, struck Employee #1, and batted him into a trailer parked adjacent to the low-boy. Employee #1 was pronounced dead on arrival (DOA) at the hospital.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||307613679||Fatality||Concussion||Occupation not reported|