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Accident: 137871.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Excavator Falls Into Exc

Accident: 137871.015 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 08/05/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1546172.01508/05/2021Donald A. Asselin

At 11:27 a.m. on August 5, 2021, an employee worked in an excavation to pack dow n soil while a coworker operated an excavator at the edge of the excavation. At some point, the soil under the excavator collapsed and the excavator fell into t he excavation onto the employee. The employee received crushing injuries to the abdomen and pelvis and was killed.

Keywords: abdomen, collapse, crushed, excavation, excavator, falling object, operating, pelvis, struck by, unstable soil
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   3 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1546172.015 21 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting

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