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Accident: 110523.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Backhoe And Is Killed

Accident: 110523.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 10/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1356951.01510/30/2018United Rentals Inc.
At 6:00 p.m. on October 28, 2018, an employee was loading a 20 foot trailer with an aerial lift and wearing a harness. To make more room on the trailer, the em ployee started a backhoe that was already on the trailer. The employee then ste pped down from the operator's chair of the backhoe. The harness the employee wa s wearing got tangled with the control toggle and activated the backhoe shovel a rm. The arm moved and crushed the employee between the shovel arm and the out r igger of the backhoe. The employee was crushed and killed by the backhoe shovel arm.
Keywords: backhoe, crushed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1356951.015 36 M Fatality Driver-sales workers

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