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Accident: 201703410 - Grader Operator Is Struck And Killed By Freight Train

Accident: 201703410 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 12/15/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31592417512/15/20119131Umatilla County
On December 15, 2011, an employee was operating a road grader. He was making his first pass and using the grader's ripper on a roadbed during grading operations. The worker drove the grader onto a railroad grade crossing, where it was struck by an eastbound freight train. The worker was found dead under the rear portion of the grader. Emergency personnel removed the body and transported it away from the scene.
Keywords: grader, highway, traffic accident, equipment operator, earthmoving equip, locomotive, struck by, train, railroad, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315924175 Fatality Other Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Other

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