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Accident: 170210157 - Employee Dies When Trapped In Trench By Overturned Backhoe

Accident: 170210157 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 10/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11476043210/09/19911611Manistee Cnty Rd Commission
On October 8, 1991, Employee #1, of the Manistee County Road Commission, was operating a Case 1085-B Cruz-Air backhoe excavator. He was operating on a soft shoulder parallel to the roadway when the wheels slid down the embankment and the machine turned over, trapping him in water in a 5 ft deep ditch. He died. It is believed that he was partially pinned under the machine.
Keywords: embankment, ditch, pinned, construction, unstable soil, backhoe, highway shoulder, overturn, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114760432 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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