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Accident: 200624088 - Employee Killed When Struck By Collapsing Pile Of Soil

Accident: 200624088 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 08/18/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31030633708/18/20061799B & T Landscaping Inc
During the morning of August 18, 2006, Employee #1 was using a Caterpillar D4HXL Series III diesel bulldozer to grade a residential lot for construction of a single-family home. As he was working, an adjacent pile of topsoil apparently collapsed on top of him. Employee #1 suffered blunt force trauma injuries and was killed. He was working alone and there were no witnesses. At approximately 11:15 a.m., another work found Employee #1 on the right track of the bulldozer.
Keywords: work rules, equipment operator, construction, earthmoving equip, vibrations, unstable surface, struck by, bulldozer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310306337 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause: Other

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