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Accident: 80067.015 - Employee Was Struck And Killed By An Excavator Bucket

Accident: 80067.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 10/06/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1096674.01510/06/2015Blue Sierra Construction, Inc.
At 10:55 a.m. on October 6, 2015, Employee # 1, from a construction company, was working as a laborer on a residential construction site. Employee #1 was part o f a crew assigned to install drainage pipes inside a trench. A co-worker was op erating a bucket excavator above the trench and moving the excavated soil to the left side of his equipment in preparation for the final slope grade of the work site. After dumping a bucket of soil materials, the co-worker swung the excavato r boom to the right to pick  up another bucket of soil. During this process he did not have a clear view of the employee on foot. Employee # 1 walked near the reach of the excavator and was struck in the head by the moving excavator bucke t. He fell to the ground. Emergency personnel were immediately contacted and the employee was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: construction, excavation, excavator, head, residential construction, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1096674.015 24 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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