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Accident: 68284.015 - Employee Is Killed When Compactor Overturns

Accident: 68284.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 09/27/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
997368.01509/29/2014The Lash Paving Company A Subsidiary Of National Lime & Stone Company
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on September 27, 2014, an employee was operating a r ubber-wheeled Hyster pneumatic compactor in order to perform berm work which inv olved compacting aggregate on the edge of a newly paved two-lane state road. The employee was operating the approximately 28,000 lb. compactor too close to the edge of the road. While compacting aggregate with the rubber-tired wheels, the c ompactor to overturn down the embankment. The compactor rolled approximately 4 to 5 times before coming to a rest on its top. The employee was injured and kil led. The compactor was not equipped with rollover protection.
Keywords: construction vehicle, overturn, rops, roll-over
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 997368.015 46 M Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause:

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