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Accident: 200678431 - Employee Dies From Injuries After Excavator Accident

Accident: 200678431 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 09/10/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31535674109/22/20111521Aper Construction, Llc
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 10, 2011, Employee #1 was working for his employer, a construction services company. Employee #1 was operating an excavator, and he was moving soil from one location to another at the construction site. Employee #1 moved the excavator to a previously disturbed, noncompacted, soil area and the excavator become unstable and abruptly dropped throwing Employee #1 forward in the cab. Employee #1 was caught between the controls and the cage resulting in unspecified injuries. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, and he died on September 22, 2011.
Keywords: ejected, excavator, unstable soil
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315356741 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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