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Accident: 131834.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Backing Up Road Grader

Accident: 131834.015 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 12/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1507304.01512/18/2020Rollins Excavating Co., Llc
At 1:30 p.m. on December 17, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a con struction company, were engaged in road maintenance/repair work. Employee #1 wa s directing traffic. His coworker was operating a road grader. The grader oper ator subsequently stated that he looked behind and saw Employee #1 standing clos e to the yellow line in the middle of the road. The grader operator proceeded t o back up but felt the machine run over something. Employee #1 was found beneat h the grader's cab. He had been struck and run over. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, equipment operator, flagger, flagman, highway work zone, maintenance, repair, road grader, struck by, traffic control
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1507304.015 20 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause:

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