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Accident: 124599.015 - Employee Is Killed After Being Struck By Backhoe Boom

Accident: 124599.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 03/05/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1467923.01503/05/2020A & H Construction Llc
At 4:30 p.m. on March 5, 2020, an employee was standing in a trench next to the bucket of an excavator unhooking a sling while the operator was moving the backh oe boom. The excavator control lever was, then, activated causing the bucket to move laterally that crushed the employee between the wall of the trench and the bucket. The employee was killed from injuries sustained from a crushed chest.
Keywords: backhoe, backhoe boom, backhoe bucket, bucket , chest, crushed, excavator, struck by, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1467923.015 30 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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