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Accident: 51466.015 - Employee Is Struck By Backhoe And Is Killed

Accident: 51466.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 08/26/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
935867.01508/27/2013Panchos Fencing
At 10:15 a.m. on August 26, 2013, Employee #1 was installing fence componets int o the steel pipes that had been secured. The employee was working on a fence pos t when the backhoe, a Caterpillar 416C backhoe, Product identification Number: 5 YN05843, on the site began backing down the hill. The backhoe operator did not see Employee #1 until he was near him. The backhoe operator hit the brakes but they were not operating properly and was unable to stop the backhoe before strik ing and killing Employee #1.
Keywords: backhoe, backing up, brake, fracture, pelvis, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 935867.015 53 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.

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