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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 27615.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 27615.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 09/05/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
615600.01509/06/2012Industrial Tx Corp.
At 3:15 p.m. on September 5, 2012, an employee was serving as a rigger during a lifting operation using an excavator. As the employee was standing between a sta ck of crane mats and the bucket of an excavator being used as a lifting device, when the bucket struck and pinned him between the mats and the excavator's bucke t. The employee was killed as a result of his injuries sustained. The incident i nvestigation revealed that the operator's shirt became entangled with the excava tor's control, while he was attempting to raise the front windshield of the exca vator. This caused the unintentional lowering of the bucket.
Keywords: construction, construction vehicle, excavator, pinned, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 615600.015 54 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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