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Accident: 201066701 - Employee Crushed By Falling Backhoe

Accident: 201066701 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/10/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12594476910/10/20031623Tc Construction Company,Inc.
At approximately 10:40 on October 10, 2003, Employee #1 was working in a 20-ft by 20-ft ditch that was approximately 9 ft deep replacing water lines for an employer that provided water line installation and excavating services. Employee #1 and his coworker were employed by the company. Employee #1's coworker was operating a Cat Backhoe excavator, Mode 420D, Number 2075 with an arm bucket attachment, at the south end of the ditch. The coworker was operating the excavator in reverse, second gear, at full throttle and the outriggers went up, which caused it to move forward and fall into the ditch, crushing employee #1. Employee #1 sustained multiple abdominal injuries and other life threatening injuries.
Keywords: excavation, abdomen, installing, ditch, crushed, struck by, water pipe, falling object, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125944769 Fatality Other Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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