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Accident: 201381035 - Employee Killed When Backed Over By Excavator

Accident: 201381035 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 01/17/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31105116301/17/20081611J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc.
At approximately 7:58 a.m. on January 17, 2008, Employee #1, of J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., was at the site of a street excavation being dug to replace a water pipe. He was walking around a CAT 325C LCR excavator to get a tool when the tracked excavator backed up and ran over him. Employee #1 was killed. A coworker witnessed the incident and alerted the operator. A Hillsdale Police Officer was already on scene for traffic control and notified Hillsdale Police Dispatch of the incident.
Keywords: highway, signalman, work rules, construction, earthmoving equip, excavator, struck by, run over, backing up, inattention
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 311051163 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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