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Accident: 202505970 - Employee Is Struck By Backhoe Bucket, Sustains Concussion

Accident: 202505970 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 07/23/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31223230907/23/20089199City Of Annapolis Dept Of Public Works
On July 23, 2008, Employee #1 was working in a 3 ft deep excavation. He was pulling a water line under the road to replace the existing water line. A coworker was using a back hoe to assist in pulling the pipe through. The motor of the backhoe was running. As the coworker climbed back into the cab, he inadvertently hit the controls for the backhoe bucket. The bucket swung around and struck Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 suffered a concussion and was hospitalized. The employee was not wearing a hard hat.
Keywords: excavation, head, protective clothing, ppe, struck by, concussion, backhoe, backhoe bucket
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312232309 Hospitalized injury Concussion Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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