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Accident: 200040202 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 200040202 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 06/22/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30226326406/23/19981623B & H Maintenance
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on June 22, 1998, Employee #1, part of a pipeline crew with B & H Maintenance and Construction, Inc., was attaching a chain from an internal pneumatic mandrel (IMP 30-32) to a backhoe bucket that would lift the mandrel and slide it into a pipe that was being inserted into the bending machine. As the backhoe operator was setting the front bucket and Employee #1 was about to hook the chain to the rear bucket, the operator accidentally struck a control lever that caused the rear bucket to drop. It struck Employee #1 on the back of the head, killing him.
Keywords: head, control lever, struck against, construction, struck by, falling object, backhoe, backhoe bucket, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302263264 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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