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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316556331 - Gulick Excavating Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 4

Nr: 316556331Report ID: 0355114Open Date: 06/21/2012

Gulick Excavating Inc.
13686 Hiddenhollow Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/21/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/05/2012
Emphasis: L:Hvyequip

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200922920Event: 06/19/2012Owner Is Struck And Killed When Loader/Excavator Fails
On June 19, 2012, at a site being cleared for construction of a tennis court in Leesburg, VA, the Owner of Gulick Excavating Inc. and a coworker were working with a Caterpillar tracked loader/excavator, Model #953. They had just replaced a hydraulic hose on the excavator. The Owner instructed his coworker to test the equipment. The coworker, while operating the loader, apparently raised and lowered the bucket multiple times. The Owner went underneath the raised bucket several times, apparently to retrieve tools. The loader failed, and its bucket fell on the Owner, striking his head. The Owner was killed.
Keywords: excavation, head, construction, equipment failure, hydraulic line, excavator, loader, struck by, bucket elevator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316556331 Fatality Other Excavating and loading machine operators

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