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Accident: 607424 - Employee Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Overturned Roller

Accident: 607424 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 07/06/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10283457907/08/19881611Higdon Construction Co., Inc.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on July 6, 1988, Employee #1 was operating a rubber tire roller (compactor) on a steep winding subdivision road. Apparently he accidentally put the roller into too high a gear and lost control of it on a downhill curve. The roller overturned and Employee #1 sustained a broken arm and shoulder blade and a ruptured liver. He died from his injuries later that evening in the hospital. The weather was hot and clear. This information was obtained from interviews and the coroner's report.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, roller--const equip, construction, liver, rupture, steep grade, arm, lost control, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102834579 Fatality Hernia Occupation not reported

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