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Accident: 201102993 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Outrigger And Boom

Accident: 201102993 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/30/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12574975410/30/20021731Giacalone Electrical Services, Inc.
On October 30, 2002, Employee #1, a backhoe operator, drove a CAT Backhoe 416C to a supply yard at a new housing development site to retrieve material. He put the backhoe in neutral, dismounted, and manually loaded several bundles of PTS pipe into the loader's bucket. Employee #1 then walked between the outrigger and the boom to place a bundle of PTS pipe on the floor between the driver's seat and the wheel well. The pipe bundle activated the left foot boom throttle; the boom crushed Employee #1 between the boom and the left outrigger, and killed him.
Keywords: outrigger, boom, foot control, caught between, crushed, pipe, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125749754 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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