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Accident: 200690790 - Excavator Bucket Strikes And Kills Construction Worker

Accident: 200690790 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 01/25/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30835133701/25/20061629Northern Construction Service Llc
On January 25, 2006, a construction laborer was struck by an excavator bucket, when he leaned over the railing of a catwalk above a dam. An excavator was operating in close proximity to the laborer, positioning sandbags to divert water from the dam gate. As the bucket was being lowered, the laborer became caught between the bucket and the railing as the bucket dropped a sandbag into place. The laborer suffered a fractured neck and was killed.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, construction, caught between, catwalk, excavator, neck, struck by, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308351337 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erection of coffer dams, caissons
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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