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Accident: 201407780 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Backhoe Boom

Accident: 201407780 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 12/04/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30890646012/28/20061795Larry Patrick

On December 4, 2006, Employee #1 was working as a construction laborer for a demolition contractor. A Caterpillar backhoe was moving debris, when Employee #1 jumped up on the tracks, reached into the cab, and inadvertently activated the boom. He was crushed, and he was killed due to fractures to his chest.

Keywords: backhoe boom, chest, fracture, demolition, control lever, construction, caught between, crushed, backhoe
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Demolition Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308906460 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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