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Accident: 14511505 - Crushed Under Wheels Of Backhoe

Accident: 14511505 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 12/20/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1750140401/17/19861623Triple M, Inc.
THE EMPLOYEES WERE SHOOTING A HOLE HOG ACROSS A FLOWER TRAIL. EMPLOYEE #1, A BACKHOE OPERATOR, HAD PULLED A CASE 850 BACKHOE, SERIAL #8727945, INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOWER TRAIL. THE SUPERINTENDENT INSTRUCTED EMPLOYEE #1 TO MOVE THE BACKHOE TO THE NORTH SIDE OF THE FLOWER TRAIL AND START DIGGING. EMPLOYEE #1 STOOD ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BACKHOE. WITH HIS LEFT HAND HE PULLED THE THROTTLE. WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, HOLDING A LARGE POCKET KNIFE, HE JUMP STARTED THE BACKHOE. EMPLOYEE #1 DID NOT KNOW THAT THE BACKHOE WAS IN GEAR. THE BACKHOE STARTED FORWARD. THE RIGHT REAR TIRE RAN OVER EMPLOYEE #1'S HEAD AND SHOULDER, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: head, shoulder, vehicle in gear, crushed, run over, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17501404 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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