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Accident: 201083573 - Employee Injured While Operating Bulldozer

Accident: 201083573 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 06/12/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30080393906/12/20021629Hogans Land Clearing
At 9:30 a.m. on June 12, 2002, Employee #1 was operating a Komatsu Bulldozer (Model Number D-355, Serial Number 2983) with an attached 6-foot long shank to clear a field. As Employee #1 used the attached shank to break-up a tree root structure, he struck and passed through a pressurized natural gas line. The pressure released from the pipeline threw Employee #1 from the bulldozer. Employee #1 was hospitalized at the University Medical Center and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: stuck, pressure piping, pipeline, gas leak, bulldozer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300803939 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Other

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