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Accident: 201520939 - One Employee Killed, One Injured When Dozer Fell Into Trench

Accident: 201520939 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 05/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12330581505/03/20001542Waters Construction Co., Inc.
Two Employees were in the process of setting a catch basin in an excavation. As the excavator was lifting its stabilizers, the front of the machine fell into the trench and the dozer blade struck Employees #1 and #2, injuring Employee #1 fatally.
Keywords: excavation, fracture, trench, excavator, struck by, blade, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123305815 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 123305815 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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