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Accident: 52906.015 - Employee Is Trapped Underwater By Fallen Excavator And Drown

Accident: 52906.015 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 09/26/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
942748.01509/27/2013Robertson Contractors, Inc.

At 3:30 p.m. on September 26, 2013, an employee was applying rip/rap in drainage ditch using a mid-size excavator. The employee tracked the excavator along the lake bank. The ground gave way and the excavator slid into the water and turned over on its side, trapping the employee in the cab underwater. The employee dr owned.

Keywords: drowning, excavator
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 942748.015 29 M Fatality Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Seawall construction, riprap placement

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