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Accident: 29595.015 - Employee Is Struck And Run Over By Bulldozer And Is Killed

Accident: 29595.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 09/20/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
646978.01509/20/2012Stark Excavating, Inc.
On September 20, 2012, Employee # 1, a laborer, was preparing a dirt surface. He measured and placed grade marks on the dirt surface using a leveler and a spray paint can. Employee #1 assisted a coworker, bulldozer operator, with hand signa ls to alert him of areas that needed more dirt. The coworker had finished pushin g dirt up towards the curb area where Employee #1 had indicated more dirt was ne eded and proceeded to travel in reverse when he felt a bump. The coworker could no longer see Employee #1 and realized he had struck Employee #1 while backing u p the bulldozer. Employee #1 had been struck and run over by the John Deere 700J bulldozer. Employee #1 died from multiple injuries including a skull fracture, extensive lacerations of the brainstem and vessels, fractured neck, laceration o f the spinal cord.
Keywords: back-up alarm, construction vehicle, crushing, run over, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 646978.015 53 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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