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Accident: 946889 - Employee Struck And Killed By Runaway Backhoe

Accident: 946889 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 11/04/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1845847111/05/19931629Bell Construction Co., Inc.
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on November 4, 1993, Employee #1 was working inside a catch basin cleaning out accumulations of dirt from adjacent road construction. Another employee was operating a backhoe, also removing dirt that had accumulated inside the catch basin. An automobile was attempting to pass the backhoe, requiring the operator to get off the machine and move construction materials that were blocking the roadway. As the operator was moving this material, the backhoe rolled backwards, striking Employee #1 and knocking him down. The backhoe forced a steel stake into Employee #1, causing fatal injuries. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Keywords: brake, uneven ground, ditch, impaled, construction, stakes, struck by, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18458471 Fatality Other Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators

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