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Accident: 201116332 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Backhoe

Accident: 201116332 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/09/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12603224208/10/20021623Rds Inc. Dba Ed'S Pumping & Plumbing
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on August 9, 2002, Employee #1 and coworkers were installing a 12-in. water line. The supervisor told Employee #1 and the coworker to go get the water truck and road base truck. Both employees got on a John Deere backhoe, Model Number 310, for a lift. Employee #1 was standing on a step on the side of the backhoe while the operator slowly backed up. Employee #1 apparently fell off the backhoe and was run over. The operator, feeling a bump as he was looking backward, turned forward and saw Employee #1 on the ground. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: work rules, construction, earthmoving equip, riding on equipment, run over, backhoe, backing up, unstable position
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 126032242 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Other

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