Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200611580 - Employee Killed When Struck By Boom Of Excavator

Accident: 200611580 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 10/17/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30456348910/21/20031794Ross Construction Company
On October 17, 2003, Employee #1, of the Ross Construction Company, was using a Kobelco K905 LCII excavator. For some reason, as the boom was coming down, he apparently stuck his head out the cab's right window opening. The piston on the inside of the boom struck Employee #1, pushing his head against the metal edge of the cab's window opening. He suffered avulsion of both ears, a fractured jaw and face, and lacerations to the main artery in his neck that resulted in this death. Employee #1 owned the excavator and had removed the right window of the cab prior to the accident
Keywords: work rules, degloved, equipment operator, struck against, construction, laceration, excavator, struck by, artery, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304563489 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close