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Accident: 201751641 - Two Employees Killed When Struck By Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 201751641 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 07/03/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31059188807/03/20071799Alc, Llc.
On July 3, 2007, Employees #1 and #2 were in a 3 ft deep trench when the operator of a nearby backhoe throttled up, causing the backhoe to lurch forward. The front bucket struck both Employees #1 and #2, killing them. The operator's seat was locked into position at the rear of the machine, near the back digger bucket, and the transmission was left in forward gear.
Keywords: excavation, vehicle in gear, work rules, equipment operator, construction, earthmoving equip, trench, struck by, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310591888 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Other
2 310591888 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Other

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