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Accident: 200621647 - Employee Killed In Trench When Backhoe Bucket Fell

Accident: 200621647 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 09/18/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30449926209/18/20011794J & R Construction Company
On September 18, 2001, Employee #1 was in a trench 6 feet deep and 68 inches wide setting a concrete pipe that was 7.5 feet long. The backhoe operator had to lift the pipe and left it hanging while Employee #1 placed some brick in the bottom of the trench. The backhoe slipped forward, dropping the bucket and the concrete pipe. Employee #1 was caught between the concrete pipe and the bucket of the backhoe when it fell forward, suffering fatal injuries.
Keywords: excavation, trench, caught between, concrete pipe, backhoe bucket, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 27 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304499262 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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