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Accident: 200670644 - Employee Run Over By Backhoe, Dies Of Heart Attack

Accident: 200670644 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 05/01/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30049457205/05/19971799Thomas Mc Watters
Employee #1 was trying to start a backhoe that was in gear, while standing on the ground next to it. When the engine engaged, he was run over by the rear tire. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he suffered a heart attack and died the next day.
Keywords: heart, vehicle in gear, heart attack, work rules, construction, started in gear, unmanned, run over, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300494572 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Other

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