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Accident: 105886.015 - Two Employees Are Struck By Backhoe, Both Incur Leg Fracture

Accident: 105886.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 05/09/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1315081.01505/09/2018Extreme Commercial Concrete
At 8:00 a.m. on May 9, 2018, Employees #1 and #2 and a coworker, employed by a c oncrete company, were engaged in foundation work at a multiemployer construction project, a new one-story commercial building. Employees #1 and #2 were setting forms to be used to build the building's foundation. Their coworker was operat ing a backhoe being used to dig foundation footings. The coworker was transitio ning from driving the backhoe to operating the backhoe bucket. This required th e machine's transmission be in neutral. However, the transmission was not shift ed to neutral. As the coworker faced the backhoe's rear and throttled up the ma chine, the backhoe moved forward and struck Employees #1 and #2, who were workin g in front of it and were not visible to the rear-facing coworker. Emergency se rvices were called, and Employees #1 and #2 were transported to the hospital. B oth were admitted and treated for leg fractures.
Keywords: backhoe, concrete form work, construction, driver, equipment operator, footings, fracture, leg, run over, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1315081.015 1 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Forming
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2 1315081.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Forming
FatCause:

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