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Accident: 14482145 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Backhoe And Dump Truck

Accident: 14482145 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 04/27/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
72172004/28/19871623General Paving Company, Inc.
Employee #1, an equipment operator, was performing daily lubrication on the backhoe bucket of a Case loader/backhoe. He left the backhoe in idle and was standing facing the raised and locked bucket. A dump truck driver who was delivering a load of topsoil to the area was backing along the berm of the road and saw the backhoe and Employee #1 in his rearview mirrors. He continued backing after they disappeared from view until the dump truck struck the backhoe. Employee #1 was killed when his head was crushed between the stationary backhoe bucket and the tailgate of the truck. A spotter was not being used to guide the dump truck. Its reverse alarm was operational, but it was not audible over the surrounding noise.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, equipment operator, obstructed rear view, construction, crushed, dump truck, noise, guide, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 721720 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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