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Accident: 201924198 - Employee Killed When Caught In Tracks Of Bulldozer

Accident: 201924198 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 08/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31026421308/09/20071541Standard Constructors Inc.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on August 8, 2007, Employee #1, an experienced operator of a Caterpillar D6N Dozer, was trying to make contact with a dump truck driver when he became caught in the tracks of the bulldozer and was killed. This occurred in an area where Employee #1 was not directed to spread out dirt. The gear selection was apparently in reverse at the time of the accident, according to photographs taken afterward. Employee #1 had been trained on-site by the site superintendent, who conducted a demonstration test issued a card certification on or about June 7, 2007. was trying to make contact with a dump truck driver when his vehicle became caught in its own tracks as he was backing up. He lost control of the dozer and it overturned. Employee #1 was killed. The accident occurred in an area where Employee #1 was not directed to spread out dirt. Employee #1 had been trained on-site by the site superintendent, who conducted a demonstration tes, and then issued a card certification on or about June 7, 2007.
Keywords: vehicle in gear, work rules, caught by, construction, earthmoving equip, riding on equipment, crushed, unmanned, bulldozer, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310264213 Fatality Other Grader, dozer and scraper operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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