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Accident: 200740967 - Employee Killed After Being Struck By Bulldozer

Accident: 200740967 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 11/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30446296311/15/20011542D-Leemik Corp.
On November 10, 2001, Employee #1 was operating a John Deere brand bulldozer, model JD-450, when he was trying to push a small rock into the bucket of a John Deere backhoe/loader, model JD510. The rock did not go into the bucket; so, Employee #1 jumped off the dozer to pick it up. The rock was in front of the blade and the dozer was still moving. The dozer struck Employee #1 in the lower back and he was transported to the hospital, where he later died from internal injuries.
Keywords: work rules, equipment operator, back, struck by, bulldozer, backhoe bucket, contusion, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304462963 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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