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Accident: 170126635 - Employee Killed When Backhoe Falls On Him

Accident: 170126635 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/01/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11504459608/02/19911731Central Iowa Electric
Employee #1 was hauling dirt in the bucket of a loader/backhoe to fill small depressions in the ground around the concrete construction on the shoulder of a paved road. He was trying to dump part of the load when he lost control of the vehicle. The backhoe started down the slope and Employee #1 was thrown out because he did not have on his seat belt. He landed on the apron between the wing walls of a reinforced concrete box culvert. The backhoe fell on top of Employee #1, crushing his head and chest. He was killed.
Keywords: ejected, loader/backhoe, work rules, equipment operator, construction, crushed, seat belt, lost control, highway shoulder, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115044596 Fatality Other Electricians

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