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Accident: 202475398 - Employee Dies Of Heart Attack Related To Head Trauma

Accident: 202475398 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 03/09/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266047503/09/20091791Majich Bros., Inc.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on March 9, 2009, Employee #1, an equipment operator with Majich Bros. Inc., was found on the ground by a dump truck operator on a road at a construction site. Employee #1 was bleeding profusely from the back of his head. Nearby at that time was a backhoe (Model Number 580 Super M, Serial Number N5C387146) that was stationary and shut down. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead about two hours later. An autopsy was performed by the Los Angeles Coroner, who ruled that the cause of death was sudden death cardiac arrest. Other employees were digging trenches at the site at the time of the accident, but none witnessed the accident.
Keywords: heart, head, installing, drain pipe, equipment operator, trench, cardiac arrest, pipeline, struck by, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312660475 Fatality Other Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Fall, other

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