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Accident: 101038.015 - Employee Is Working In The Woods And Later Dies

Accident: 101038.015 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 11/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1279379.01511/27/2017179459552 - Douglas Amphibious Inc

On November 1, 2017, two employees were working in the woods clearing debris. E mployee #1 was running the excavator, and Employee #2 was to follow along the cr eek bed using a chainsaw to assist with clearing the bank. After working about 1.5 hours, Employee #1 noticed that he had not seen or heard from Employee #2 fo r quite some time and signaled him with the excavator horn. When Employee #2 di d not show up at the excavator, Employee #1 backtracked along the creek to find him. He found Employee #2 on the ground, not far from where the work began. He was breathing but had lost consciousness and was bleeding from the ear, nose an d mouth. Not sure at this time if he fell and hit his head, a tree fell on him , or he was hit by the excavator. Employee #2 died the next day.

Keywords: excavator, struck by, tree felling

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1279379.015 53 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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