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Accident: 126334.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 126334.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 05/21/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1475974.01505/21/2020Gabilan Oaks, Llc
At approximately 12:42 or 1:00 p.m. on May 21, 2020, an employee was working for a golf course and country club. He was unbolting a motor from a pallet. He was using a backhoe to lift the motor. One of the hydraulic lines on the backhoe fai led, by coming out of its swage. The backhoe arm fell. The backhoe's bucket stru ck the employee in the head and pinned him on the ground. The employee sustained a fractured skull. He was killed. The Division was notified at approximately 1: 30 p.m. later that day. Someone from the Division arrived at the worksite also l ater that day and met with the employer.
Keywords: backhoe, bucket , couplings, equipment failure, falling object, floor hole, floor opening, fracture, heat-related illness , hydraulic line, malfunction, overhead protection, pinned, ppe, skull, struck by, training
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1475974.015 37 M Fatality Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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