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Accident: 128522.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 128522.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/11/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1487677.01508/11/2020Bh, Inc
At 9:40 a.m. on August 11, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a construction company, were working on a pipeline construction project. Employee #1, a pipefitter, was in a trench and standing on the bell of a pipe. He was within the operating radius of an excavator operated by the coworker. The coworker, who was filling the trench with gravel to level its surface, extended the excavator bucket outward. The bucket struck Employee #1, who was pinned between the bucket and the spreader bar of the trench box. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and was killed.
Keywords: pinned, caught between, crushed, excavation, loader bucket, excavator, equipment operator, construction, trench box, pipeline, trench, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1487677.015 33 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction Laborer FallDist:
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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