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Accident: 200924355 - Backhoe Overturns And Kills Employee

Accident: 200924355 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 03/30/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30998294003/30/20060783Wilkins Tree Service
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on March 30, 2006, Employee #1 was preparing to dump a load of wood from the bucket of a backhoe when the left front tire collapsed into a hole, which was approximately 8-ft long and 27-in. deep and 4-ft wide, resulting in the backhoe overturning. Employee #1 was thrown from the operator's seat and subsequently crushed by the ROPs System when it fell on him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: ejected, excavation, fracture, collapse, rops, construction, crushed, backhoe, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309982940 Fatality Fracture Supervisors, forestry and logging workers

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