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Accident: 202720694 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Vehicle And House

Accident: 202720694 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 09/26/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31716590009/16/20131521Castlewood Consulting Llc

On September 26, 2013, Employee #1, a jobsite superintendent with Castlewood Consulting LLC, was operating a track excavator (Case CX36B; Serial Number: NDTN63778). He was still in the cab of the excavator, when he attempted to drive past the corner of the house under construction. Employee #1 had opened the door of the cab to judge the distance between the house and the excavator, and he either hit the controls to move forward or the excavator shifted in the mud. Employee #1 was pinned between the house and the excavator. When coworkers extricated him, it was too late to save his life. The excavator was rented for this contractor, and Employee #1 was the only employee on this construction site, who worked for this contractor. The employer had not provided training to Employee #1.

Keywords: excavation, asphyxiated, vehicle in gear, pinned, construction, driver, caught between, excavator, untrained, motor vehicle
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 25 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317165900 Fatality Asphyxia Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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