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Accident: 694752 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Backhoe

Accident: 694752 -- Report ID: 0355115 -- Event Date: 04/16/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10575534204/16/19911623Carl E. Smith, Inc.
Employee #1 was a laborer/oiler on a Caterpillar 235 track backhoe, serial #32K08591. The operator of the backhoe was traveling forward and Employee #1 was riding on his blind side. The backhoe operator stopped for a few seconds to evaluate his work assignment and Employee #1 either got down from the catwalk on the backhoe or stepped into the path of the backhoe to find out what the operator was doing. Employee #1 was crushed to death between the backhoe track and the ground.
Keywords: construction, riding on equipment, caught between, crushed, backhoe, communication, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105755342 Fatality Other Helpers, construction trades

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