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Accident: 202526836 - Employee Is Killed When Bulldozer Flips Over

Accident: 202526836 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 10/08/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31115529510/09/20079224Ca Forestry & Fire Protection San Mateo/Santa Cruz
On October 8, 2007, Employee #1 was cutting a fire break in steep country. The working surface was loose dirt, and the tractor slid sideways until a dirt pile developed. The tractor then began to roll and tumbled into the bottom of a draw. Employee #1 suffered severe head trauma, even though he was protected by a ROPS and was belted into the tractor. Employee #1 died of his injuries.
Keywords: firefighter, head, roll-over, bulldozer, concussion, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311155295 Fatality Cut/Laceration Firefighting occupations

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