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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200671246 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 200671246 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/30/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30049851604/30/19981623Alloe Incorporated
Employee #1 was inside a 4 ft deep excavation, removing a fitting from a cannon pipe, just as a backhoe operator at ground level was preparing to remove some of the dirt from around the fitting. The backhoe operator reversed his machine toward the excavation, stopping some distance from the edge. He was trying to lower the outriggers when he revved the engine, causing the backhoe to lurch backward and into the excavation. Employee #1 tried to run away, but was struck in the back and became pinned by the bucket attachment. He was crushed and killed.
Keywords: excavation, vehicle in gear, work rules, construction, back, crushed, struck by, backhoe, backhoe bucket, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300498516 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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