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Accident: 26075.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By A Excavator Counterweight

Accident: 26075.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 08/23/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
592378.01508/23/2012Sherwood Construction Co., Inc.
At approximately 3:50 p.m. on August 23, 2012, an employee was securing highway girders on a trailer. An excavator was used to place the highway girders on the trailer. The body of the excavator swung to the left and rotated about 250 degre es while tracting backwards. Employee #1 was next to the trailer in the swing ra dius of the excavator counterweight, when he was struck, causing his head and ne ck area to slam into the rub rail of the trailer. Employee #1 was killed and sus tained lacerations and fractures to head and neck.
Keywords: excavator, fracture, head, laceration, material handling, neck, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Demolition   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 592378.015 43 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams

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