Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 14550982 - Employee Killed When Submerged In Icy Reservoir
|Ames Construction, Inc.
Abstract: Employee #1 was constructing an access road/platform for drill rigs in an iced-over reservoir (12 in. to 18 in. of ice). Employee #1 was operating a D7H Caterpillar and exceeded the safe limit of the slope. Either the edge, the equipment bridge, or the ice failed, resulting in the equipment becoming submerged under water. Employee #1 was caught between the door and the roll over protective structure during his effort to escape and was killed. The ice was not broken up before the push/fill operation, and the monitor was not designed to ensure that the operator did not exceed the safe limit of the slope.
|Nature of Injury
|Occupation not reported