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Accident: 14569693 - Employee Dies When Struck By Front End Loader Bucket

Accident: 14569693 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 08/11/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12371706808/11/19931711Emk Contractors Inc
Employee #1 and a coworker, an equipment operator, were setting manholes at a construction site. Employee #1 was standing in a shallow excavation awaiting the manhole ring to be set into position by the bucket of the front end loader. As the front end loader approached, its front wheel rolled over the edge of the excavation. Although he attempted to retreat, Employee #1 was killed when he became trapped between the wall of the excavation and the bucket of the front end loader.
Keywords: excavation, front end loader, equipment operator, construction, caught between, unstable surface, struck by, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123717068 Fatality Fracture Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters

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