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Accident: 201986510 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed Under Overturned Backhoe

Accident: 201986510 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 09/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30590240509/17/20020161Knorr Farms A.P.D., Llc
On September 14, 2002, Employee #1, a backhoe tractor operator, was repairing new breaks in the banks of a drainage canal that had resulted from recent torrential rains. He was operating parallel to the edge of the bank, when the dirt failed under the tractor's weight. The vehicle overturned as it slid into the canal, and he was ejected. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: ejected, repair, ditch, agriculture, canal, caught between, crushed, tractor, backhoe, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305902405 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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