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Accident: 128475.015 - Employee Is Killed By Skid Loader Backing Up

Accident: 128475.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/05/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1487089.01508/06/2020Lodge Construction, Inc.

At 1:15 p.m. on August 5, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a road c onstruction company, were working on a road project. As Employee #1 walked in t he middle of the street to access a piece of equipment, the coworker, who was op erating a CAT 259D skid loader and backing up while dragging rocks from a pile a t the north end of the street, ran over Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained crus hing injuries and was killed. Investigation determined that the required back-u p alarm was not working.

Keywords: back-up alarm, backing up, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, highway work zone, loader, run over, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1487089.015 40 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting

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