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Accident: 200822500 - Employee Killed When Struck By Backing Bobcat Vehicle

Accident: 200822500 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 05/03/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30672651405/04/20041771Ray Lage Curb & Gutter Company
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on May 3, 2004, Employee #1 and a coworker were removing a concrete sidewalk. The coworker was operating a Bobcat Skid Steer Track, model no. T190, serial #519313080, which he would fill with broken concrete and unload in a parked dump truck. He would then back up, refill the bucket with more concrete, and drive over to the dump truck. At the time of the accident, the coworker was backing up after dropping a load when he struck Employee #1, killing him. There were no eyewitnesses and it is not known if Employee #1 had tripped and fallen or if he was standing when he was struck. The coworker said that he did not see Employee #1, but that he felt the Bobcat strike something. Neither Employee #1 nor the coworker was wearing personal protection equipment, such as high-visibility clothing. The back-up alarm on the Bobcat was not working, but this was not required by OSHA or the manufacturer because the vehicle did not have an obstructed view. The employer was cited for not developing a program that covered the hazards of working around heavy equipment or working on a roadway.
Keywords: back-up alarm, ppe, work rules, construction, earthmoving equip, loader, struck by, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306726514 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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