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Accident: 200050565 - Employee Killed When Struck By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 200050565 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 09/14/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30005336009/14/19981623Hawkins Construction Company
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on September 14, 1998, Employee #1 was in a trench installing a manhole. A coworker was preparing to dig for the manhole opening when the bucket fell off his excavator and rolled into the trench. It struck Employee #1 ion the head, killing him.
Keywords: head, unsecured, work rules, construction, earthmoving equip, trench, excavator, struck by, backhoe bucket
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300053360 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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