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Accident: 700120 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Track Hoe

Accident: 700120 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 01/31/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10312749402/03/19971623Grooms Construction Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was assisting in the assembly and installation of 3 in. water lines. A track hoe that was being used to create an excavation was traveling in reverse when it ran over Employee #1, killing him. The track hoe was equipped with an operable audible travel alarm.
Keywords: excavation, work rules, construction, excavator, run over, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 103127494 Fatality Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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