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Accident: 170620710 - Employee Injured As Bulldozer Overturns

Accident: 170620710 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/18/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12019250505/11/19951611Desilva-Gates Construction
At approximately 11:20 a.m. on April 18, 1995, Employee #1, of DeSilva-Gates Construction, was operating a D9 bulldozer at the Pittsburg construction site. He was part of the employer's crew that was rough grading, pad developing, and asphalting. While bulldozing dirt off the edge of a hill, the bulldozer slid backward down the hill. Employee #1 unbuckled and started to jump out but decided not to try it. The bulldozer hit a rocky area downhill and rolled over about 2 1/2 times before stopping. Employee #1 was able to climb out of the cab. He was taken to Mt. Diablo Hospital, Concord, with tailbone fractures, a broken sacrum, and two compressed vertebrae.
Keywords: fracture, roll-over, equipment operator, construction, back, bulldozer, lost control, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120192505 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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