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Accident: 200742070 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Excavator And Tree

Accident: 200742070 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 02/21/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30920521902/22/20061794Dhl Excavating
On February 21, 2006, a worker exited a PC120 5 excavator without activating the control lever lock outs or lowering the excavator's bucket. He contacted the swing control, causing the excavator to pin Employee #1 against a tree, crushing him, and killing him.
Keywords: pinned, work rules, machine operator, lockout, caught between, crushed, tree, excavator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309205219 Fatality Other Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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