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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200921476 - Employee Killed When Struck By Excavator

Accident: 200921476 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 02/11/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30717494602/11/20041623J. Sanders Construction Co.

On February 10, 2004, Employee #1 was operating a tracked excavator, stopped and left it idling. Because the cab door was taped shut, he exited through the windshield. He loaded a water cooler into the vehicle cab through the windshield. When he set the cooler onto the floor of the cab, the cooler contacted the right peddle causing the excavator's left track to move. Employee's #1 was killed when the track ran over the lower part of his body

Keywords: inadequate maint, construction, earthmoving equip, torso, crushed, excavator, fall, struck by, run over, unstable position
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307174946 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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