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Accident: 200041135 - One Employee Is Killed, Two Injured When Struck By Backhoe

Accident: 200041135 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 08/10/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31028286808/10/20061711Python Construction Company
On August 10, 2006, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were installing plumbing for a water meter that was located inside a 24 inch deep hole. While they were working, all three employees were struck by a backhoe. Employee #1 was killed, and both Employees #2 and #3 were hospitalized and treated for their unspecified injuries.
Keywords: obstructed view, trench, test equipment, plumbing, struck by, backhoe, motor vehicle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310282868 Hospitalized injury Other Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons
2 310282868 Hospitalized injury Other Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons
3 310282868 Fatality Other Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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