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Accident: 114485.015 - Employee Is Run Over By Crawler Dozer Tracks And Is Killed

Accident: 114485.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 03/09/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1385366.01503/13/2019Hhh Construction Of N.W.F., Inc.
At 5:22 p.m. on March 9, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was pushing fire breaks using a John Deere 450H Crawler Dozer, Product Identific ation Number T0450HX938061. He stopped the dozer and exited onto one of the doz er tracks in an attempt to dislodge something caught in the track. Still standi ng on the track, he reached with his right hand into the cabin and put the dozer into gear. The dozer moved forward. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell bac k on the track. He was conveyed forward, thrown in front of the tracks, and run over by the tracks. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: caught in, chain, construction, construction vehicle, dozer blade, fall, fire, lockout, lost balance, run over
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1385366.015 38 M Fatality Machine operators, not specified FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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