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Accident: 201580750 - Employee Killed When Bobcat Fell Off Barge Into River

Accident: 201580750 -- Report ID: 1032300 -- Event Date: 08/31/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30119070809/01/20004491Jore Marine Services, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a Bobcat with a sweeper attachment cleaning the deck of a barge. Employee #1 backed through a 0.5-inch cable guardrail and fell fifteen feet into the water. The bobcat sunk to the bottom of the river in approximately 30-feet of water. Employee #1 was trapped inside the cab of the bobcat and drowned.
Keywords: barge, asphyxiated, guardrail, industrial truck, drown
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301190708 Fatality Asphyxia Longshore equipment operators

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