Inspection: 300650488 - R.B. Dixon Timber Company, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Savannah
R.B. Dixon Timber Company, Inc.
590 Old Louisville Rd
Springfield, GA 31329
5964 Lanes Bridge Rd, Jesup, GA 31545
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: Y
Close Conference: 07/22/1999
Case Closed: 08/11/1999
Employee #1 was loading a bulldozer onto a tractor trailer. He had started the machine when, for some reason, he left the engine idling and exited the cab. Standing on the tracks, he opened the engine compartment door and reached inside. The engine revved up and the bulldozer started to move in reverse. Employee #1 was knocked backward onto the tracks and rode with the bulldozer until he fell to the ground. The bulldozer's left track then dropped off the trailer and landed on top of him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords:loading, vehicle in gear, work rules, equipment operator, unmanned, bulldozer, trailer, falling object, run over, backing up
|1||300650488||Fatality||Cut/Laceration||Occupation not reported|