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Accident: 113818.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 113818.015 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 02/14/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1380100.01502/15/2019A.N.S. Wastewater Treatment Systems
At 11:00 a.m. on February 14, 2019, two employees were installing a septic tank for a newly constructed home. Employee #1 was in a trench filled with water but had no ladder. Employee 1 instructed a coworker who was operating the Caterpilla r excavator to pick him out of the trench. When the coworker attempted to move a lever, the bucket moved and struck Employee 1 in the back resulting in fatal bl unt force trauma and penetrating force injuries.
Keywords: back, backhoe, backhoe bucket, excavator, struck by, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1380100.015 43 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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