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Accident: 170020614 - One Employee Killed, Another Hurt When Loader Overturns

Accident: 170020614 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 06/30/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10890677707/02/19921623Hcs Excavating Contractors Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a front end loader/backhoe while Employee #2 was riding/standing on the left side step-up. The loader was traveling down a paved city street when it suddenly veered to the left and struck a tree head-on. The loader overturned, ejecting Employees #1 and #2 and possibly striking both. Employee #1 was not wearing the provided seat belt and was killed. Employee #2 was hospitalized. The loader's steering brakes were in poor mechanical condition.
Keywords: ejected, front end loader, inadequate maint, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, collision, seat belt, tree, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108906777 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
2 108906777 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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