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Accident: 170176697 - Employee Falls With Excavator When Highway Collapses

Accident: 170176697 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 05/09/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
On or about May 9, 1991, Employee #1 was operating a Link-Belt LS4300 excavator during demolition work on the upper level of the Embarcadero freeway in San Francisco. He was in the vicinity of span #86 when the upper roadway collapsed. The excavator, along with Employee #1, fell onto the lower roadway. At the time of the accident, a coworker was using a front-end loader to remove debris from the lower roadway. The report included no mention of accident-related injuries.
Keywords: excavation, highway, demolition, collapse, equipment operator, construction, earthmoving equip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 111737490

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