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Accident Summary Nr: 200622066 - Tree Falls On Excavator Killing Employee Inside

Accident Summary Nr: 200622066 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 07/08/2002
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
30559880707/09/200217940Land Maintenance & Development Llc

Abstract: At approximately 2 p.m. on July 8, 2002, an employee was clearing land with a track hoe. The employee dug around the lower side of a large double oak tree when it fell across the boom of the track hoe. The track hoe overturned, pinning the employee inside the cab and killing him.

Keywords: pinned, tree, excavator, struck by, falling object, overturn
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 305598807 Fatality Other Grader, dozer and scraper operators

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