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Accident: 200553758 - Employee Is Injured And Dies Later In Bulldozer Accident

Accident: 200553758 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 02/26/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30760127803/17/20051522Lakeshore Estates Builders, Inc
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on February 26, 2005, an employee was operating a bulldozer and drove the equipment into a pit approximately 12 feet deep. The employee was not wearing the seat belt provided on the equipment and was ejected from his seat, when the dozer hit the bottom of the pit. The employee struck his head on the overhead steel canopy of the dozer and died three weeks later as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: head, struck against, seat belt, pit, bulldozer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307601278 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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