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Accident: 201362068 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By A Tree

Accident: 201362068 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 10/10/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30665160510/10/20031629Jwn Construction, Inc.

On October 10, 2003, an employee was site clearing with a trac hoe. The employee apparently dug too far into the hole around the tree and the tree fell onto the boom of the trac hoe and then slid into the cab, crushing the employee. The employee was killed.

Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, work rules, equipment operator, construction, tree, excavator, struck by, untrained, backhoe
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306651605 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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