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Accident: 200540425 - Employee Killed When Excavator Overturns

Accident: 200540425 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 08/20/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12331594708/20/19991799West Contracting Inc.
Employee #1 was using an excavator to clear land for the Monongahela Valley Expressway. He was traveling on a steep grade when the excavator overturned and he fell out. Employee #1 became trapped under the cab and was killed. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.
Keywords: work rules, equipment operator, construction, earthmoving equip, steep grade, caught between, excavator, fall, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123315947 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:2
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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