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Accident: 201636438 - Employee Is Killed In Landslide

Accident: 201636438 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 11/24/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31027958311/27/20061611Dennis D Maulding

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on November 24, 2006, Employee #1 was repairing a logging road. He had positioned his backhoe on the road and was using the bucket to work on the drainage ditch on the inside of the road. The road had water running over it and the ground was saturated from earlier rain. The ground under the backhoe gave way and started a landslide. The backhoe slid with the landslide and ended up in a creek bed approximately 250 ft below. Employee #1 either jumped or was ejected from the backhoe. He was found dead in the creek bed.

Keywords: ejected, equipment operator, slippery surface, backhoe, slope
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310279583 Fatality Fracture Supervisors, material moving equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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