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Accident: 200782415 - Employee Riding On Equipment Is Crushed By Loader Bucket

Accident: 200782415 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 05/10/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30391630805/13/20021611Madden Contracting Company, Inc.
On May 10, 2002, three construction employees were operating a paver. One of the three employees was riding on the back of the machine. Another employee was following the paver, operating a front-end loader. When the operator of the front-end loader turned his head around to check if his machine was adequately picking up excess asphalt, the paver stopped abruptly. The front-end loader kept moving forward and the bucket of the loader hit the employee who was riding on the back of the paver, crushing him.
Keywords: traffic accident, loader bucket, construction, riding on equipment, crushed, struck by, asphalt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303916308 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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