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Accident: 201631793 - Employee Was Crushed When Backhoe Bucket Dropped

Accident: 201631793 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 05/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30410966305/10/20011794William H Toney

On May 10, 2001, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing fence posts on a residence that had just been built. The coworker who was operating a backhoe just finished pushing a 4-ft by 4-ft post into the ground with the bucket of the hoe. When he lifted the bucket from above the post and began to move it to the side, a hydraulic hose on the bucket's lifting cylinder failed, allowing the bucket to drop. Employee #1 was standing under the bucket and was crushed when the bucket dropped. He died of injures sustained in the accident.

Keywords: cylinder, construction, hose, crushed, fall, fence, backhoe, backhoe bucket, bucket elevator
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304109663 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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