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Accident: 31315.015 - Employee Struck By An Excavator Bucket And Is Killed

Accident: 31315.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 08/20/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
587639.01508/21/2012Woodruff & Sons, Inc
On August 20, 2012, an employee was hooking up a portable pump to an excavator's bucket. As the employee was hooking up a pump to the excavator's bucket, the e xcavator operator accidentally touched the excavator arm control causing the buc ket to fall and strike the employee's head. The employee suffered severe head t rauma and was killed.
Keywords: excavator, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 587639.015 20 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Dredging

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