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Accident: 200370617 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 200370617 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/05/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30242548310/06/19991741South Point Masonry
An equipment operator was using a mini-excavator to break up loose stone. He was in the process of piling up more stone when his bucket inadvertently picked up the air hose to a compressor. Employee #1 and a coworker were walking over to the air compressor when the excavator operator started to move the bucket away. It struck Employee #1 and the coworker, pinning them against the air compressor. Employee #1 sustained abdominal injuries, from which he died.
Keywords: abdomen, pinned, construction, earthmoving equip, caught between, crushed, excavator, struck by, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302425483 Fatality Other Helpers, construction trades

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