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Accident: 116663.015 - Tree Kills Heavy Equipment Operator

Accident: 116663.015 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 05/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1404101.01505/25/2019495960846 - Pike County Fiscal Court Road Department
On May 24, 2019, a heavy equipment operator was using a track hoe to move a tree when it fell off the excavator bucket and broke the glass on the operator's cab. The employee was killed when the tree struck the controls of the excavator causing it to move forward into the tree.
Keywords: struck against, tree, excavator, control lever
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1404101.015 61 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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