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Accident: 170758379 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Part

Accident: 170758379 -- Report ID: 0454715 -- Event Date: 08/11/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12734469508/12/19991794J & M Construction Company
Employee #1 was in a manhole, guiding in the top section. The backhoe operator lifted the cabin and cable upward thinking both pins were out, but the pin on the back side was in place. When the top section was raised, it shifted, turned over, and fell on Employee #1, who was half way out of the manhole. The concrete fell on his head and chest, pinning him against the dirt wall of the manhole. He was killed.
Keywords: chest, head, pinned, load shift, caught by, construction, struck by, falling object, manhole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127344695 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Lifting operations

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