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Accident: 200675163 - Employee Drowns When Excavator Falls Into Lake

Accident: 200675163 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 12/15/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30840064712/16/20041629Maytin Engineering Corporation

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on December 15, 2004, Employee #1 was operating an excavator (trackhoe) to dig a lake for a future home development. The bank that the excavator was on collapsed and the excavator fell into the 20 to 30 ft deep lake. Employee #1 was trapped inside the cab of the excavator and drowned.

Keywords: excavation, lung, asphyxiated, equipment operator, construction, earthmoving equip, excavator, drown
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308400647 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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