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Accident: 202464327 - Backhoe Bucket Strikes Worker In Head, Killing Him

Accident: 202464327 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/03/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019506011/03/20061794Big Dog Equipment Service

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on November 3, 2006, Employee #1 completed excavating drain trenches with a backhoe for a garage. He was employed by Big Dog Equipment Service, Inc., of Pacoima, California, a construction contractor that performed grading, excavation, and street gutter cleaning. Employee #1 told Employee #2 to load the backhoe into a flatbed truck and strap it down to secure it. Employee #2 told Employee #3 to get the chains to strap the backhoe onto the flatbed truck. Employee #2 then drove the backhoe into the flatbed truck. As Employee #2 lowered the bucket, he heard a sound. Employee #2 raised the bucket, put the brake on, and turned off the backhoe controls. Employee #2 then went to the backhoe, and observed that Employee #3's head had been crushed by the bucket against the gooseneck of the flatbed truck. Employee #1 also heard the scream and came over to help Employee #3. The fire department, sheriff, and the ambulance came. Employee #3 was pronounced dead at the scene, having sustained critical head injuries. The Los Angeles Coroner removed the body for an autopsy.

Keywords: excavation, fracture, head, construction, trench, crushed, struck by, flatbed truck, backhoe, backhoe bucket
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Other $50,000 to $250,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310195060 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers

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