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Accident: 128286.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Backhoe'S Compaction Wheel

Accident: 128286.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1486537.01508/03/2020All Right Electric Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on August 3, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an elect rical contractor, were working at a project that involved a trench excavation. The coworker was operating a backhoe and using the machine's compaction wheel to drag dirt and fill the trench. Employee #1 was holding a water hose next to th e trench. The backhoe's compaction wheel became stuck. When the compaction whe el released, it swung to the side and struck Employee #1 on the chest. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic injury and was killed.
Keywords: backhoe, blunt force trauma, chest, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, excavation, material handling, struck by, trench, wheel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1486537.015 47 M Fatality Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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