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Accident: 200600310 - Employee Killed When Buried By Concrete Manhole Caps

Accident: 200600310 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 07/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30043823107/24/19981794Ethridge Construction, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a backhoe when the Immigration and Naturalization Service raided the job site. He jumped off the backhoe to hide in a pile of concrete manhole caps but failed to first disengage the vehicle's gears. The backhoe continued to move and it ran into the pile of concrete caps, dislodging them. Employee #1 was crushed under the shifting concrete caps and died of a fractured neck.
Keywords: fracture, manhole cover, vehicle in gear, equipment operator, construction, crushed, neck, struck by, buried, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300438231 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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