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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14528996 - Employee Drowns When Steamroller Enters Pond

Accident: 14528996 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 07/23/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10104521907/25/19861611Midway Excavators Inc.

A 10-ton steamroller was traveling down a 5 percent downward-sloped roadway under construction. The brakes were not functioning and Employee #1, the operator, lost control. The steamroller went down an embankment and into a pond. The employee drowned.

Keywords: embankment, brake, roller--const equip, construction, drown, lost control, mech malfunction, slope, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101045219 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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