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Accident: 200997658 - Employee Is Killed When Struck In Head By Excavator

Accident: 200997658 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/10/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31319033206/01/20091794Gradex Inc.
On June 1, 2009, an employee was laying across the spreader bar of a trench box while adjusting the hook on the excavator to receive the hoist chain, used to move the 36-in. concrete pipe. The operator moved the arm to reconnect to chain, pinning and crushing the employee's head between the excavator arm and spreader bar. The employee later died after being taken off life support, June 10, 2009.
Keywords: head, trench box, pinned, crushed, excavator, struck by, concussion, spreader bar
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313190332 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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