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Accident: 201353257 - Employee Dies After Being Struck In Head By Excavator

Accident: 201353257 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 11/19/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31002896411/21/20061799Kadell Industries, Inc.

On November 6, 2006, Employee #1 was a member of a crew that was driving sheet metal into the ground to create a sea wall. They were using a Link-Belt excavator, Model Number 210LX, to lift the vibratory head from the truck bed. Employee #1 was standing on a step ladder which was in the truck bed, connecting the shackles and sling from the bucket of the Excavator to the vibratory head. The excavator operator became distracted and inadvertently leaned against the control lever that caused the excavator boom and bucket to lower. Employee #1 was injured when he was struck in the head by the bucket. He was hospitalized for skull fractures, contusions and lacerations of his brain. He died on November 18, 2006.

Keywords: fracture, head, laceration, skull, truck, excavator, struck by, inattention
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310028964 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Seawall construction, riprap placement
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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