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Accident: 119703.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 119703.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 09/10/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1429780.01509/10/2019Professional Site Development, Inc.
At 10:37 a.m. on September 10, 2019, an Employee was operating an excavator, con ducting a land clearing operation, for future residential construction. The Emp loyee connected a chain to the excavator's bucket to pull intertwined trees from the work site. The chain then dislodged from the excavator's bucket and tree a ssembly and caused the excavator bucket to rotate. The excavator bucket then st ruck and killed the Employee.
Keywords: bucket , chain, clearance, construction, construction vehicle, earthmoving equip, excavator, landscaper, residential construction, slip, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1429780.015 37 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause:

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