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Accident: 14531974 - Employee Crushed And Killed By Backing Loader

Accident: 14531974 -- Report ID: 1032100 -- Event Date: 06/20/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
184910806/21/19821629Alaska International Construction Inc
At approximately 3:10 p.m. on June 20, 1984, Employee #1, the head chainman with a survey crew, was assessing the curvature of the bank edge of a small boat harbor that was to be expanded. He and a coworker, the instrument man, were having problems with a particular point along the bank. The coworker decided to go to his truck to do a calculation and was met midway by Employee #1. They were discussing the problem and were drawing figures on the ground while a 988 front end loader was filling the edge of the bank with rocks. The loader was backing up after completing a run when it struck both men. The coworker managed to get out of the way, but the loader rolled over Employee #1's legs and upper buttocks, crushing the lower portion of his body. He died three hours later. The back-up alarm was working, but Employee #1 and the coworker did not notice the loader moving toward them.
Keywords: surveyor, front end loader, work rules, construction, earthmoving equip, crushed, run over, backing up, inattention, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1849108 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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