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Accident: 201042124 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Backhoe Boom

Accident: 201042124 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 02/14/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30821756102/14/20051629Malcolm Drilling Company, Inc.
On February 14, 2005, Employee #1 had dismounted a backhoe with the engine running and the boom in the upraised position. He retrieved a pneumatic chipping hammer from a nearby toolbox and put it in the rear left side of the cab. The pneumatic chipping hammer weighed approximately 35-40 pounds and was placed on top of the left swing pedal. This activated the boom causing it to move to the left, pinning Employee #1 against the upraised stabilizer. A nearby heavy equipment operator used the backhoe controls to move the boom to the right to free Employee #1. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: abdomen, boom, work rules, crushed, industrial truck, struck by, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308217561 Fatality Other Operating engineers FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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