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Accident: 108628.015 - Employee Fractures Hip When Struck By Backhoe Bucket In Tren

Accident: 108628.015 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 08/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1342039.01508/27/2018C&C Ditching And Grading Llc
At 12:00 a.m. on August 27, 2018, Employee #1 and coworkers worked in a 12-foot deep trench, spotting for the owner/employer during a construction project. The owner/employer operated a CAT backhoe, Serial Number Number 5CB5879, on the sur face, and at this time, Employee #1 signaled to the owner/employer, that he was going to conduct a probe again to locate a sewer stub; however, for an unknown r eason, the owner/employer continued to dig with the backhoe, and then accidental ly struck and pinned Employee #1 against an inner wall of the trench. Employe e #1 and coworkers then yelled to inform the owner/employer to stop his work act ivity. He complied and lowered the bucket of the back hoe; however, Employee #1 was previously struck by the backhoe's bucket and he had suffered a fractured r ight hip at this time. As a result, Employee #1 was then transported and hospit alized for approximately two days.
Keywords: backhoe, backhoe bucket, emergency response, equipment operator, fracture, hip, sewer, signalman, struck against, struck by, trench, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   0 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1342039.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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