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Accident: 202439873 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 202439873 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/12/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745506311/02/20041711Pro Mechanical Corp
At 10:15 a.m. on October 12, 2004, Employee #1, a site superintendent, was working for a general engineering contractor installing the underground steam condensate piping system for a commercial building. A coworker was excavating a 4-ft-deep trench with a John Deere 410G backhoe. When the backhoe boom was swung to the right, towards the trench, Employee #1 was struck by the bucket and knocked into the trench. He was hospitalized for an unspecified fracture. The coworker failed to ensure that his operating path and radius were clear prior to moving the boom.
Keywords: excavation, fracture, installing, boom, trench, undrgrd installation, struck by, backhoe, backhoe bucket, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307455063 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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