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Accident: 201562022 - Employee Killed When Pinned In Excavation By Loader

Accident: 201562022 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/01/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31045802111/01/20071794Gray Excavating
On November 1, 2007, Employee #1, a loader operator, left his Case 631 front-end loader to assist a coworker who was resetting and repairing a collar (form) that had been constructed on the storm drain line to the manhole bell. The loader rolled into the approximately 2 ft deep excavation, pinning him between the loader's front tire and the cement manhole bell. Employee #1 was killed. He had left the front-end loader in idle, without setting the brake and/or lowering the bucket.
Keywords: excavation, front end loader, vehicle in gear, hand brake, loader bucket, pinned, work rules, equipment operator, construction, unmanned
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310458021 Fatality Other Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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