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Accident: 200881548 - Employee Is Killed When Compactor Roller Rolls Over

Accident: 200881548 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 09/05/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31236571109/08/20081794Dana Stermer Excavating, Inc
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 5, 2008, Employee #1 was retrieving a rubber tired roller to compact a run of crush gravel being used to top an existing gravel driveway. The weather conditions were clear, dry, and warm. He was driving the roller up an incline and drove off the shoulder of the driveway and down an inclined grass area. As the roller began to tip sideways, Employee #1 was ejected from the seat. He was caught between the roll over protection system and the ground. He received crushing injuries to his neck and chest and died.
Keywords: chest, ejected, amputated, carpenter, roll-over, rops, caught between, crushed, neck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312365711 Fatality Asphyxia Religious workers, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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