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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304563489 - Ross Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: Concord

Nr: 304563489Report ID: 0111700Open Date: 10/21/2003

Ross Construction Company
Lane Road
Holderness, NH 03245
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:No Insp/10 or Fewer Empe Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/21/2003
Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:10/21/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200616787 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200611580Event: 10/17/2003Employee Killed When Struck By Boom Of Excavator
On October 17, 2003, Employee #1, of the Ross Construction Company, was using a Kobelco K905 LCII excavator. For some reason, as the boom was coming down, he apparently stuck his head out the cab's right window opening. The piston on the inside of the boom struck Employee #1, pushing his head against the metal edge of the cab's window opening. He suffered avulsion of both ears, a fractured jaw and face, and lacerations to the main artery in his neck that resulted in this death. Employee #1 owned the excavator and had removed the right window of the cab prior to the accident
Keywords: work rules, degloved, equipment operator, struck against, construction, laceration, excavator, struck by, artery, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304563489 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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