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Accident: 121142.015 - Employee Is Killed When Soil Compactor Rolls Over

Accident: 121142.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 10/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1440940.01510/25/2019Stante Excavating Co., Inc.
At 1:15 p.m. on October 25, 2019, Employee #1, employed by an excavation company , was operating a Caterpillar CP563E vibratory soil compactor at the site of a m ultifamily residential structure. The compactor was on a 2- to 3-foot embankmen t when it began to slide sideways and tip over. As Employee #1 attempted to cli mb out of the compactor, his head was crushed under the vertical support for the machine's roll over protection system. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: caught between, crushed, equipment operator, excavation, grader, head, residential construction, roll-over
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1440940.015 57 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal

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