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Accident: 170080048 - Employee Killed When Caught Between Backhoe Cab And Boom

Accident: 170080048 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/25/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10763302606/28/19941795Auguillard Construction Co.
On June 25, 1994, Employee #1, an equipment operator, was alone at a worksite in Metairie, LA. He was working with a John Deere 690 B backhoe and had the boom in an upward position and the engine running. It is believed that he slipped in the cab and fell against a control lever for the boom. At the same time his head went through a side opening, where he was caught between the cab and the descending hydraulic cylinders on the boom. There were no eyewitnesses. Employee #1 suffered fatal crushing injuries.
Keywords: head, boom, control lever, equipment operator, slip, construction, hydraulic cylinder, caught between, crushed, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107633026 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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