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Accident: 200923357 - Employee Is Killed When Struck In Head By Concrete Block

Accident: 200923357 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 03/02/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30989861703/02/20061794Panther Corporation
On March 2, 2006, Employee #1 was operating a backhoe to clear debris buried underground from demolition operations. The bucket of the backhoe got caught on a multi-strand cable that had concrete blocks attached to both ends. As Employee #1 maneuvered the backhoe to lift the cable, tension was placed on the cable. The cable broke from the strain and propelled a large piece of concrete through the windshield of the backhoe. Employee #1 was struck in the head by the concrete piece and died.
Keywords: fracture, head, overloaded, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object, backhoe, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309898617 Fatality Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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