Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200921054 - Employee Pinned Between Boom Arm And Outrigger Of Backhoe

Accident: 200921054 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 03/29/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30525872503/29/20031542Independence Construction Co.
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on March 29, 2003, Employee #1 stepped off a backhoe and walked to the back of the equipment to remove two shovels located on the ground. He threw the shovels into the back while standing next to the boom arm of the backhoe. The shovels inadvertently fell against the actuating arm of the boom causing the boom to swing abruptly into Employee #1. He was pinned between the boom arm and the outrigger of the backhoe. A coworker was the only other person on the site, and he was working on the other side of the building at the time of the accident. He discovered Employee #1 pinned in the backhoe and unresponsive. The coworker called for medical assistance. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: outrigger, boom, caught between, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305258725 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close