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Accident: 200622934 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Backhoe Arm

Accident: 200622934 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 05/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30767642905/20/20041794J R Bowman Construction
On May 19, 2004, Employee #1 was attempting to adjust the dipper arm control on a backhoe. While standing outside the operator's cab between the outriggers (which were in the raised position), an employee accidentally came in contact with the controls for dipper arm, causing the arm to swing around, crushing Employee #1 against the outriggers, and killing him.
Keywords: outrigger, control lever, caught between, crushed, arm, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307676429 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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