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Accident: 200901759 - Employee Is Struck By Excavator Bucket And Later Dies

Accident: 200901759 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 02/10/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30741076102/13/20061623Triangle Construction Company Of Georgia, Inc.

On February 10, 2006, Employee #1 was working on a construction site in a new subdivision, setting up a water pump to extract water from an excavation. Once the water pump was started and appeared to be working well, most of the employees began to pick up tools and other equipment on the jobsite. Employee #1 stayed by the pump, observing its operation. While Employee #1 stood watching, the excavator operator started to add fill dirt to the excavation in order to secure the sewer piping. As the excavator operator swung the bucket to his blind side to retrieve fill dirt, the excavator bucket struck Employee #1 and impinged him against the water pump. Employee #1 was taken to a local hospital, where he died the next day from his injuries.

Keywords: chest, sewer, excavation, fracture, installing, obstructed view, construction, excavator, struck by, water pipe
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307410761 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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