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Accident: 201795168 - Employee Killed When Struck By Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 201795168 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 12/27/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11982023112/27/20011542Bernards Bros Construction
At 10:30 a.m. on December 27, 2001, Employee #1, a construction laborer, was involved in an accident that occurred at the Cal Poly Pomona Student Union construction site. Employee #1 had worked for Fisher Construction for 4 months prior to the accident. Employee #1 was working under the direct supervision of his foreman. Employee #1 was pushed by the bucket of a Caterpillar backhoe and crushed between the bucket and the corner of Building 35, the Cal Poly Pomona Student Union.
Keywords: construction, crushed, backhoe bucket
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119820231 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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