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Accident: 201271822 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Bucket

Accident: 201271822 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 11/21/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30701377111/25/20031794Saiia Construction, Llc
On November 21, 2003, Employee #1, working as a pipe layer, was assisting with pipe positioning, when it was discovered that the pipe didn't fit the area that was dug out for it. The area needed to be dug out at the sides of the pipe. It was revealed that the employee climbed into the pipe joint, which was already laid to wait, while the backhoe operator dug along the sides of the excavation to widen it. Employee #1 was struck by the bucket as he attempted to exit the pipe. There were no eye witnesses. The backhoe operator said that when he swung the bucket around after laying the pipe on the bank, he saw Employee #1 slumped over inside the pipe. Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: chest, excavation, head, pipe, struck by, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307013771 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Other

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