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Accident: 170678494 - Backhoe Tips Over And Fatally Crushes Employee

Accident: 170678494 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 01/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30448772101/07/20021542A J C Construction Inc.
On January 4, 2002, a construction employee completed a driveway cleanup and was returning a backhoe to the shop. While descending the graded roadway, the machine, which was running in an erratic manner tipped over. The machine landed on the employee, crushing him and causing fatal injuries.
Keywords: pinned, roll-over, cleaning, struck against, descending, crushed, struck by, backhoe, slope
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304487721 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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