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Accident: 201992641 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Backhoe

Accident: 201992641 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 09/15/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31043261209/15/20061794Tee Pee Contractors, Inc.
Employee #1 was cutting conduit in the base of a ground-level electrical service vault. The base consisted of a concrete reinforced fiberglass box that was approximately 2 feet deep. The metal top of the vault had not been installed. A coworker was moving a backhoe up to the site to backfill a trench leading to the vault. The coworker stopped the backhoe, turned the seat around, and started putting down the stabilizers. At this time, the backhoe started to move backward and ran into the vault base, crushing Employee #1 between the backhoe and the side of the vault. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: conduit, caught between, crushed, backhoe, backing up, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310432612 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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