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Accident: 202077962 - Employee Is Struck By Backhoe Bucket And Suffers Bruises

Accident: 202077962 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 01/23/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31086466501/22/20071623A & B Trenching Co., Inc.

Employee #1 was laying residential gas main lines for a new housing development. Employee #1 was working near an operating backhoe. Employee #1 stepped inside the operating zone of the backhoe's bucket and was struck by the bucket as it slipped off the dirt while digging. Employee #1 sustained bruises and abrasions but was not hospitalized.

Keywords: construction, abrasion, struck by, backhoe, backhoe bucket, contusion
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310864665 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Other

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