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Accident: 200031615 - Employee Trying To Free A Stuck Bobcat Is Killed In Accident

Accident: 200031615 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 09/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30521914909/24/20021531Altra Builders, Inc.
On September 23, 2002, a temporary construction employee working for Altra Builders, Inc., operated a Bobcat excavator when the vehicle became stuck in a trench. He tried to free the Bobcat when he became caught between the outer seat and the cage roof. The employee sustained crushing injures and died because of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, equipment operator, construction, earthmoving equip, trench, caught between, crushed, excavator, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305219149 Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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