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Accident: 200101764 - Employee Struck And Killed By Bucket Of Backhoe

Accident: 200101764 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 10/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30692879710/14/20031794Marucci And Gaffney
Employee #1 was working in an excavation box on a sewer line. A coworker, backhoe operator, moved the bucket down into the end of the box to move the box back toward the backhoe, when the bucket of the backhoe fell off the end of the backhoe and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: sewer, excavation, trench, struck by, falling object, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306928797 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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