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Accident: 200643468 - Employee Killed When Backhoe Rolls Over

Accident: 200643468 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 02/15/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30978331402/16/20061794Mark'S Trenching & Construction
On February 15, 2006, Employee #1, a backhoe operator, was moving forward on a 9-degree slope when the vehicle's left rear tire slid into a rut with a 30-degree slope. The backhoe rolled over onto its left side. Employee #1 was not wearing the seat belt installed for the rollover protection system, and his head became caught between the rollover bar and the ground. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, work rules, equipment operator, rops, slip, construction, steep grade, caught between, backhoe, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309783314 Fatality Concussion Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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