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Accident: 952663 - Employee Dies When Crushed By Overturned Tractor

Accident: 952663 -- Report ID: 0355116 -- Event Date: 08/27/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30666010108/28/20031771Pito'S Construction Inc.
On August 27, 2003, Employee #1 was operating a backhoe on a hill above Interstate Highway I-81, west of the southbound lanes. Employee #1 turned his seat around to operate the outrigger controls. The backhoe began to drift off without Employee #1's ability to stop it. The backhoe ran into a creek ejecting Employee #1 and then fell over onto him. Employee #1 died later of his injuries.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, outrigger, construction, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306660101 Fatality Fracture Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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