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Accident: 125855.015 - Employee Suffers Cardiac Arrest While Operating Bulldozer

Accident: 125855.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/01/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1473971.01505/01/2020Jg Boswell Company
At 1:40 p.m. on May 1, 2020, an employee was operating the employer s Caterpilla r bulldozer, equipment Number 46-647 on a levy. The employee was grading the lev y of weeds. While operating the bulldozer, the employee became stuck on the side of the levy. He called his immediate supervisor. His coworkers who were operati ng a bulldozer approximately 2 miles away was contacted by the supervisor to go help the employee1. When the coworker arrived, he spoke with the employee about how to free the bulldozer. The coworker was pushing dirt around the dozer in hop es to build up dirt under the treads so the equipment could get traction. The em ployee was throttling the machinery and spinning the treads according to the cow orker when all of the sudden, the treads stopped moving. The coworker looked int o the employee's cab and noticed his face pressed up against the glass. The cowo rker went to the employee, called out for him, and shook him. The coworkers call ed the supervisor and told him that the employee was not responding. They called 911. The employee was killed, and the coroner ruled the immediate cause of dea th as acute myocardial infarction due to atherosclerotic coronary artery disease .
Keywords: bulldozer, cardiac arrest, cardiovasc system, caught in, unresponsive
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1473971.015 65 M Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy

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