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Accident: 202356739 - Employee Injured When Struck By Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 202356739 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30873761804/25/20051542Morgan-Keller, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were lowering a 6 ft, 5 in.-square rebar mat into an excavation. As the employees were kneeling down to lower the rebar mat, an operator began moving a nearby backhoe. The operator swung the backhoe bucket and struck Employee #1 on the back of his shoulder and head, and knocked him into the excavation. Employee #1 was transported by air to Prince George Hospital Center where he was hospitalized for treatment of head, neck, and back injuries.
Keywords: head, struck by, backhoe, backhoe bucket
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308737618 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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