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Accident: 96879.015 - Employee Is Crushed In Cab Of Excavator And Is Killed

Accident: 96879.015 -- Report ID: 1055380 -- Event Date: 06/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1244517.01506/26/2017Wa317945679 - Mike Davis
At 12:30 p.m. on June 23, 2017, an employee was operating a Kubota excavator to dig up the root system of a large tree that was still standing. As the employee worked to remove the roots of the tree, the tree fell on the cab of the excavator. The employee was crushed beneath the weight of the collapsed cab roof and suffered asphyxiation. The Mason County Coroners Office contributed his death to the crushing of his chest.
Keywords: pinned, falling object, equipment operator, crushed, tree
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1244517.015 33 M Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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