Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201066792 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Backhoe Boom
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
A approximately 11:30 a.m. on October 15, 2003, Employee #1 was a non-contract employee of Siemers Engineering. He and another Siemers employee were installing underground water utilities at a new shopping center in San Marcos, CA. Employee #1 was operating a Caterpillar 416C backhoe to dig shallow trenches for pipe. He was qualified as an equipment operator, but he was operating the backhoe controls from outside the vehicle. He was found by his foreman with his hands on the control pedals, trapped between the hydraulic boom and an outrigger. His chest was crushed, and he had been killed. There were no eyewitnesses, and it is not known why he was operating the backhoe in this manner.
|End Use||Proj Type||Proj Cost||Stories||NonBldgHt||Fatality|
|Commercial building||New project or new addition||$50,000 to $250,000||X|
|1||301118667||Fatality||Asphyxia||Excavating and loading machine operators||FallDist:
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating