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Accident: 200542116 - Employee Is Killed In Skid Steer Backover

Accident: 200542116 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 05/23/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31555932805/23/20111611A. Merante Contracting, Inc.
On May 23, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a laborer on a construction site, and his assignment was to use a shovel to smooth out stones along the edge of a grade that was being prepared for concrete. Coworker #2 was operating a New Holland skid steer and was traveling in reverse with the bucket in a lowered position in order to smooth out the grade. Employee #1 was bent over and was standing in the path of the skid steer. Coworker #2 did not see Employee #1 behind the skid steer and backed over his right leg and torso. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: back-up alarm, torso, crushed, backing up, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315559328 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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