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Accident: 200460822 - Employee Killed When Backhoe Rolls Into Excavation

Accident: 200460822 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 09/28/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30292373509/28/20001799W.J.N. Construction
Employee #1 was part of a crew working in an excavation while a backhoe was operating at grade level. It was supplying gravel with the loader and spreading it with the backhoe to backfill the trench. The crew was using shovels and tamping the gravel fill with a gas-powered vibrator. The equipment operator was setting up the backhoe at the edge of the excavation when the machine rolled into the trench. Employee #1 was crushed and killed.
Keywords: excavation, loader/backhoe, brake, construction, crushed, struck by, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302923735 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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