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Accident: 200357051 - Employee Is Killed In Backhoe Accident

Accident: 200357051 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31193608206/04/20081751Nc Dept Of Transportation/D3-Newhanover Co Maint
Employee #1 and coworkers were repairing a guide rail on the US 17 Bypass. Employee #1 had just finished adjusting a chain attached to a guide rail post and the backhoe. The backhoe arm was too far away from the tractor. Employee #1's coworker, tried to reposition the backhoe so he had more lifting capacity. The backhoe, at the time of the accident, was throttled up. As the coworker reached around and pulled the backhoe in reverse. The backhoe jumped backward toward Employee #1. The bucket arm knocked Employee #1 down and the wheel ran over him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: chain, guardrail, repair, construction, struck by, run over, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311936082 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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