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Accident: 170087514 - Employee Dies When Crushed By Bulldozer

Accident: 170087514 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 11/15/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11630959211/15/19941629Texas Standard Construction, Inc.
Employee #1, a bulldozer operator, exited his Caterpillar D7G bulldozer and was caught by its right side track, pulled between the track and upper platform, and then fell under the dozer as it moved in reverse. He died. The accident was caused by Employee #1's failure to fully lower the dozer blades, lock it in neutral gear, set the parking brakes, and conduct the proper pre-operational inspection of the dozer. Also contributing to the cause of the accident was the employer's failure to maintain the dozer's back-up alarm in operable condition.
Keywords: back-up alarm, vehicle in gear, work rules, equipment operator, caught by, construction, unmanned, bulldozer, run over, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116309592 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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