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Accident: 817411 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Trench Box

Accident: 817411 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 10/30/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10098872410/31/19901711Quality Associates, Inc.
Employee #1 was on the bed of a pickup truck hooking a chain onto a trench box. A coworker, who was in a backhoe, saw him having difficulties and went over to help him. Apparently when the coworker got back into the backhoe, he accidentally hit the DOWN lever, and Employee #1 was caught between the truck body and trench box. He was killed.
Keywords: chest, trench box, control lever, construction, caught between, crushed, pickup truck, backhoe, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100988724 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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