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Accident: 98373.015 - Employee Is Struck By Backhoe And Amputates Leg

Accident: 98373.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 08/22/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1257210.01508/22/2017Vulcan Construction & Maintenance, Inc.
At 2:20 p.m. on August 22, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company , and Coworker #1 were working at a multiemployer construction project that invo lved an excavation. Employee #1 was cleaning out residual debris from the excav ation. Coworker #1, a backhoe operator, was preparing to drive the backhoe forw ard and out of the way. The machine's brakes disengaged, and the backhoe slid b ackwards, striking Employee #1 and pinning him between the backhoe and the excav ation. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the h ospital. He was admitted, and his leg, which had been amputated, was treated.
Keywords: amputation, backhoe, brake, cleaning, construction, construction vehicle, excavation, leg, pinned, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1257210.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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