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Accident: 665810 - Employee Injured When Struck By Backhoe

Accident: 665810 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 05/26/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1794893605/26/19891611J.H. Lynch & Sons, Inc.
Workers were patching a section of a road. Employee #1 was standing bent over, touching up the road with a shovel approximately 10 to 15 feet behind the Caterpillar backhoe, model #416. The operator started to move the backhoe forward when his seat suddenly slid backward, causing him to accidentally put the machine in reverse gear. The rear bucket struck Employee #1 on the head, knocking him to the ground. The backhoe continued to drive over him but fortunately none of the tires ran over him. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a broken back and ribs and multiple internal injuries.
Keywords: fracture, head, construction, back, rib, struck by, backhoe, backing up, road paving
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17948936 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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