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Accident: 14427223 - Employee Crushed And Killed When Ditching Machine Rolls Over

Accident: 14427223 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 09/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10159034709/30/19861623Colorado Linelayers, Inc.
At approximately 11:40 a.m. on September 29, 1986, Employee #1 was operating a ditching machine next to a steep hill when he lost control and went down the hill backward. The machine flipped over after hitting a rock, pinning Employee #1. He suffered severe head injuries and later died. The ditching machine was being operated without brakes, and Employee #1 was not wearing a safety belt.
Keywords: head, brake, pinned, work rules, equipment operator, construction, trench digger, seat belt, slope, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101590347 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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