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Accident: 56950.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Excavator Arm And Killed

Accident: 56950.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 01/09/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
955711.01501/11/2014Greenes Energy Group, Llc

At 10:30 p.m. on January 9, 2014, an employee was attempting to attach a tow str ap between a Kenworth power unit and a CAT 336E track excavator. A coworker ope rating the excavator leaned out the excavator window to give verbal instructions to the employee. That motion caused part of the coworker's clothing to activat e the crowd arm joystick. The crowd arm struck the employee's head and forced i t against the grill of the Kenworth power unit, crushing it.

Keywords: caught between, crushed, excavator, head, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 0 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 955711.015 24 M Fatality Construction laborers

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