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Accident: 200271732 - Employee Dies Of Injuries After Fall From Loader Bucket

Accident: 200271732 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 06/06/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31079676806/20/20071623M B Contract Telephone Company, Inc.
At approximately 4:10 p.m. on June 6, 2007, Employee #1 and coworkers were on day 6 of a 13-day process to bury 18,000 ft of fiber optic cable for the telephone company. Employee #1 and a coworker were using a Case loader/backhoe, model 580 Super L, PIN JJG0274582, to move a 4 ft square road construction sign. Employee #1 put the construction sign in the bucket of the loader and then got in the bucket to move the sign down the road between 500 and 600 ft. The coworker was driving the vehicle when Employee #1 fell approximately 2 ft from the bucket of the loader, striking his head on the pavement. He was transported to the hospital, where he died the following day due to head injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: head, loader/backhoe, construction, earthmoving equip, riding on equipment, fall, loader, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310796768 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:2
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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