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Accident: 14242028 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Pieces Of Equipment

Accident: 14242028 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 08/12/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12267795808/20/19961623C & W Construction Company
At approximately 8:15 on August 12, 1996, Employee #1, an equipment operator, was attempting to clear a clogged hopper metering gate while the hopper was in operation. He was positioned between the hopper and the counterweight of the trackhoe. When the counterweight rotated, Employee #1 was pinched between it and the hopper, resulting in fractured ribs, a broken collarbone, and other internal injuries. He was killed.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, counterbalance, work rules, construction, lockout, caught between, clogged, hopper, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122677958 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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