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Accident: 201572641 - Employee Killed When Struck By Backhoe

Accident: 201572641 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 02/20/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30637725002/20/20041623New Design Construction Company, Inc.
An employee was working in a 4-foot deep trench. A backhoe on site backed into the trench. The backhoe struck and killed the employee. He was within the swing radius of the bucket and the audible alarm was not loud enough to be heard over the backhoe's engine. In addition, the horn was inoperable.
Keywords: back-up alarm, backhoe boom, chest, structure moving, excavation, construction, noise, struck by, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306377250 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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