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Accident: 201271582 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Trackhoe And Truck

Accident: 201271582 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 08/01/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30471586508/01/20021623Adams & Dunlap Construction Co.
On August 1, 2002, Employee #1, a dump truck driver at the site of a sewer pipe installation, was waiting while a trackhoe operator loaded excavated soil into his truck bed. When he finished, the coworker told Employee #1 that he could go ahead to the dump area. Employee #1 went to get a shovel to clean dirt from the apron of the dump truck and was walking between the trackhoe and the dump truck when the coworker began to back up. Employee #1 became pinned between the dump truck and the trackhoe's counterweight. He was crushed and killed.
Keywords: excavation, abdomen, construction, caught between, crushed, dump truck, backhoe, communication, backing up, truck driver
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304715865 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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