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Accident: 201083987 - Employee Struck And Killed By Backhoe

Accident: 201083987 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/01/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12569091703/01/20031623Arb, Inc
On March 1, 2003, Employee #1, a pipe fitter, was working in an excavation below a backhoe that was being used to lift a piece of pipe for the pipe fitters. When the operation was complete the backhoe operator raised his outriggers but had left the backhoe in reverse so when the tires hit the ground, the backhoe fell into the excavation striking and killing Employee #1.
Keywords: excavation, outrigger, construction, pipe, struck by, falling object, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125690917 Fatality Other Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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