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Accident: 170206700 - Employee Killed When Roller Goes Over Embankment

Accident: 170206700 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11183907209/05/19911611Mendocino County Of Public Works
On August 12, 1984, Employee #1 was hired by the Mendocino County Public Works Department as an equipment operator I. He worked his way up to equipment operator III. On September 5, 1991, he was with the road crew, doing dig-out repairs. Employee #1 was compacting the base material in the dig-outs in the right hand lane of the road using a Ferguson Forcer #899. He drove past the grader that was in the dig-out on the left side and started to turn around just past the area. He got too close to the 2 ft wide dirt shoulder with his front roll and the roller went over the edge of the bank. The roller stopped approximately 117 feet below the road in a drainage ditch. Employee #1 was found under the roller.
Keywords: chest, embankment, clearance, fracture, roller--const equip, work rules, construction, struck by, highway shoulder, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111839072 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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