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Accident: 200452241 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Boom And Outrigger

Accident: 200452241 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 06/01/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31051067206/01/20071611Gulf Equipment Corporation
On June 1, 2007, Employee #1 wedged a 12-piece PVC pipe between the seat of the backhoe and the structure of the cab. The pipe inadvertently activated the lever that controls the rotation of the boom. The boom rotated toward Employee #1 and he was caught between the boom and the outrigger. He was suffocated and died.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, outrigger, boom, suffocated, control lever, equipment operator, caught between, crushed
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310510672 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Surveying
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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