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Accident: 200800845 - Employee Injured By Heavy Equipment

Accident: 200800845 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 04/02/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30610524804/02/20031794Paulson Construction, Inc.
On April 2, 2003, a backhoe operator, of Palulson Construction, Inc., connected a bucket to a backhoe with a Hendrix Quick Coupler. He extended the backhoe to start digging when the bucket became disconnected and slid to the bottom of the excavation. Employee #1 was working in the excavation and was struck by the bucket. The employee died of fractures.
Keywords: excavation, fracture, struck by, backhoe, backhoe bucket
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306105248 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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