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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 519124 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Backhoe And Container

Accident: 519124 -- Report ID: 0935000 -- Event Date: 08/21/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10619641308/24/19981611Pys Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10619640508/22/19984731Ctsi Cargo

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on August 21, 1998, Employee #1 and a coworker were loading a case 580E backhoe into a 40 ft intermodal container. The exhaust pipe was too high to allow the backhoe to enter. While the backhoe operator remained in the cab with the engine running and in gear, the two employees climbed onto the hood of the backhoe and attempted to bend down the exhaust pipe. The coworker then stepped down into the cab but slipped onto the accelerator, causing the backhoe to move forward. Employee #1 became pinned between the canopy of the backhoe and the top edge of the container. He sustained multiple rib fractures and lacerations to his heart and liver; he died shortly after the accident.

Keywords: loading, work rules, slip, laceration, backhoe, fracture, vehicle in gear, pinned, construction, caught between
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 106196413 Fatality Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating
2 106196405 Occupation Not Listed FallDist:

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