A construction carpenter was killed when struck by the bucket of a backhoe.
NIOSH 2002 Aug; :1-5
A 24-year-old construction carpenter died when struck by the bucket of a backhoe. The victim was checking the measurements of the footings on the foundation of a building that was being built at the time of the incident. The backhoe operator extended the bucket up and out to empty some dirt, then swung it back toward the work. When the operator swung the bucket around, the victim and co-workers were bent over checking the measurements of the footings and were struck by the backhoe bucket and boom. 1. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should: 2. Ensure that backhoe operators are certain the area is clear of all persons before they start and/or re-start operating. 3. Consider requiring training certification for backhoe operators.
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Training; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Equipment-operators; Construction-industry
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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