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Accident: 83685.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By An Excavator

Accident: 83685.015 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 03/08/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1132459.01503/09/20161623129542 - Tetra Tech Construction, Inc.
At approximately 4:07 p.m. on March 8, 2016, an employee and coworkers were layi ng storm drain pipes along the south bound lane of Highway 220 in Summerfield. T he workers were in a trench, with the excavator operator in the Cat 330CL excava tor. The employee exited the trench for unknown reasons and was standing by a t rench roller when the excavator pivoted and struck the employee against the roll er. Tt was unclear at that time whether the employee was struck by the bucket o r the superstructure of the excavator. The employee was killed.
Keywords: excavator, struck by, trench
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1132459.015 28 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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