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Accident: 200535300 - Employee Is Killed When Pinned Under Backhoe

Accident: 200535300 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 09/10/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31669152609/11/20121611Concrete Foundations, Inc.
On September 10, 2012, Employee #1 was operating a backhoe on a newly installed, closed, flat, two-lane highway. For some reason, the backhoe veered off the roadway, rolled over, and landed in a ditch. Employee #1 was partially ejected from the backhoe's cab and was pinned under the cab. Employee #1 was killed. Upon further investigation, it was determined the backhoe's rear digging arm was off center; the safety pin to lock the arm was still in the holding bracket; the cab's windows and doors were broken and glass was missing; and the seat belt inside the cab was functional but not utilized.
Keywords: highway, inadequate maint, pinned, roll-over, equipment operator, construction, seat belt, backhoe, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316691526 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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