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Accident: 202472064 - Employee Dies After Being Struck By Skid Steer Loader

Accident: 202472064 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 05/21/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31112970405/22/20071611Gibbs & Register, Inc.
On May 21, 2007, Employee #1, who was part of a four man crew, was engaged in site preparation for a parking lot. A coworker was operating a skid steer loader, cleaning excess soil and gravel from the area. Employee #1 was engaged in measuring a 3 foot set back and placing markers to indicate the limit line for placing the asphalt. He was working in a kneeling position, placing a marker in the ground, when the skid steer loader operator traveled in a reverse direction and struck Employee #1 from behind. He was airlifted to the hospital, where he died from internal injuries.
Keywords: excavation, skidder, struck by, work surface, asphalt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311129704 Fatality Other Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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