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Accident: 1000462 - Employee Crushed To Death On Excavator

Accident: 1000462 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/12/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1850825904/18/19891611Freeman Construction Company, Inc.
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on April 12, 1989, Employee #1 was operating a John Deer excavator when he leaned out the side window to remove a chain which was hanging from the bucket. When he leaned out, his leg moved the boom operating lever, causing the boom to come down, and the boom cylinder to move forward crushing him between the boom cylinder and the cab post. At 10:45 p.m. on April 13, 1989, Employee #1 died.
Keywords: boom, crushed, excavator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18508259 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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