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Accident: 202354593 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 202354593 -- Report ID: 0352400 -- Event Date: 03/18/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30866265903/18/20051629Pessoa Construction Company

On March 18, 2005, a three man crew was grinding fallen trees in a chipper. An excavator bucket was being used to swing trees around to Employee #1 who would cut off the root ball and cut it into shorter lengths. A coworker than would place them in the chipper. Employee #1 had his back to the excavator when the operator swung the bucket around. The operator attempted to stop the bucket swing but the tree slid forward, striking Employee #1 in the back and knocking him face first into 8-in. square timbers. Employee #1 received face, head, and neck injuries and died.

Keywords: fracture, head, chipper, industrial truck, tree, neck, struck by, face, bucket elevator
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308662659 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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