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Accident: 170126213 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Backhoe Boom

Accident: 170126213 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 10/16/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10424988310/19/19901611Nevada, City Of
Employee #1, a backhoe operator, had stopped at an old dumpsite to bury a dead cat for the town's police department. He leaned out the open back window of the backhoe cab to remove the safety travel pins on the boom arm. As he was removing the boom pin, his leg pushed on the swing control lever and caused the boom to swing and catch him between the boom arm and the ROPS. Employee #1 was crushed to death.
Keywords: backhoe boom, control lever, rops, struck against, construction, caught between, crushed, backhoe, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104249883 Fatality Asphyxia Excavating and loading machine operators

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