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Accident: 200676179 - Employee Is Found Dead Buried In Pile Of Mulch

Accident: 200676179 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 08/24/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31020929108/24/20060783Top Notch Tree Farm, Inc.

On August 24, 2006, Employee #1 was operating a John Deer 400X combination loader and excavator. He was moving mulch from a pile that was approximately 30 ft high and somehow became buried in it. When he was found he was not in the equipment but buried in the pile of mulch. He was dead.

Keywords: asphyxiated, equipment operator, excavator, buried

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310209291 Fatality Amputation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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