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Accident: 127102.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 127102.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/18/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1479548.01506/18/2020West Coast Underground
At 9:15 a.m. on June 18, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working in a trench being dug as part of a water and sewer treatment plant c onstruction project. A bucket was being attached to an excavator. During this process, the bucket fell, rolled down the trench, and struck the employee. The employee was killed.
Keywords: bucket , construction, excavator, falling object, installing, pipeline, struck by, trench, water pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1479548.015 67 M Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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