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Accident: 200230381 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Excavator

Accident: 200230381 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 06/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11789005306/30/19981623The Tempest Company
Employee #1, age 19, was either retrieving or going to store some supplies, tools, or equipment on the superstructure of a tracked excavator. He was approaching the machine when his left foot became caught by the excavator's right track and he was pushed down in front of the moving vehicle. Employee #1 was run over and killed. He had approached the excavator from the operator's blind side, without attracting the driver's attention. At the time of the accident, the operator was preoccupied with an overhead power line, with keeping his left track away from the trench, with the sporadic traffic on the rural road, and with his job of using the shovel to scrape the spoil into the trench.
Keywords: caught by, construction, earthmoving equip, excavator, run over, communication, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 117890053 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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