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Accident: 606863 - Employee Killed By Overturned Vibratory Compactor

Accident: 606863 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 03/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10128160807/28/19871611Hoover, Inc.
Employee #1 was using a 1987 Ingersol Rand SPF-48 vibratory compactor to level build-up soil on a highway construction project. Employee #1 drove the compactor too close to the edge of the road bed and hit a soft soil area. The compactor overturned onto him, causing massive head and chest injuries. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: chest, head, highway, dirt tamper, work rules, construction, crushed, unstable soil, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101281608 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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