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Accident: 201179231 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 201179231 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 02/24/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12571492302/24/20061542Norcal Construction
On February 24, 2006, Employee #1 was using a backhoe to dig a leech line, approximately 1,200 ft down from a house. He finished and threw a laser level tripod into the backhoe, which landed on the hydraulic foot pedal. This activated the bucket, which swung left and pinned him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, pinned, caught between, industrial truck, struck by, nip point, 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 125714923 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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