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Accident: 114409.015 - Employee Is Injured When All-Terrain-Vehicle Rolls Over In D

Accident: 114409.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1350401.01510/01/2018Silverado Contractors Inc.
At 6:00 a.m. on September 26, 2018, Employee #1, a heavy equipment operator empl oyed by a company engaged in site preparation, and a coworker employed by the ge neral contractor, were riding from the parking area through a field to the work area, a levee being constructed. The coworker was driving a jobsite vehicle, a Polaris Ranger XP1000 all-terrain vehicle, and transporting Employee #1 to his e quipment when the vehicle rolled into a ditch that was 7 feet deep, rolled over, and landed on its roof. Visibility at the time was affected by foggy and dusty conditions. The two employees were trapped inside the vehicle for 30 minutes u ntil rescued. Neither employee was wearing a seat belt provided in the vehicle, which would have prevented them from being thrown around inside the vehicle dur ing the incident. Employee #1 required hospitalization and treatment for lung i njuries.
Keywords: atv, blunt force trauma, construction, construction vehicle, dam, ditch, equipment operator, lung, poor visibility, riding on equipment, roll-over, seat belt, unprotected, weather
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir Alteration or rehabilitation   15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1350401.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Operating engineers FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting

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