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Accident: 202357224 - Employee Injured When Struck By Backhoe In Reverse

Accident: 202357224 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 04/28/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30872175204/29/20051623D & L Utilities, Inc.
On April 28, 2005, Employee #1 was installing underground telephone communication cable at a multi-unit residential construction site. He was trying to pull the cable through a conduit when a backhoe came near to his work area, traveling in reverse. The driver did not see Employee #1 and the backhoe's bucket struck him on the left side of his head. He suffered a concussion and was transported to the local hospital.
Keywords: head, installing, construction, undrgrd installation, struck by, concussion, backhoe, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308721752 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Telephone line installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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