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Accident: 115967.015 - Employee Is Caught Between Two 20-Yard Metal Container Bins

Accident: 115967.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 02/27/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1383920.01503/08/2019J.A. Placek Construction Co.
At 4:45 p.m. on February 27, 2019, an employee assisted a coworker operating a C aterpillar 420F Backhoe to excavate soil and place it into two 20-yard long meta l bins. The employee stood in between the two metal bins in a space approximatel y two to three feet wide while guiding the coworker to level the soil in one of the bins. At some point, the coworker inadvertently extended the boom of the bac khoe and struck the side of the bin, which rolled and caught the employee betwee n the bins. The employee received crushing injuries that resulted in a right hip fracture. The employee was hospitalized to treat the injuries.
Keywords: backhoe, caught between, crushed, excavation, fracture, guide, hip, metal container, trash bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1383920.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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