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Accident: 200921583 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Excavator

Accident: 200921583 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 09/23/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30810179909/23/20041795Genesis Development, Llc
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on September 23, 2004, Employee #1 stood up in the cab of the Caterpillar E120B hydraulic excavator and reached through an open window to separate aluminum sheets from debris being held in the closed bucket on the excavator. He apparently hit the control that opened the bucket and was crushed against the cab by the hydraulic thumb on the bucket. Employee #1 died later at Southside Regional Medical Center.
Keywords: control lever, crushed, hydraulic tool, excavator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308101799 Fatality Other Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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