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Accident: 97968.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Rolled Over Soil Compactor And Is Kil

Accident: 97968.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 08/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1253250.01508/06/2017F.L. Merrill Construction, Inc.
At 11:30 a.m. on August 5, 2017, an employee was operating a Bomag, model BW 124 D ride-on soil compactor to compact crushed asphalt that had been placed on to a driveway. The soil compactor was driven off the edge of the driveway and tipp ed on to its side. The employee was was ejected and the vehicle's rollover prot ection system (ROPS) landed across the employee's left shoulder and neck, killin g him.
Keywords: asphyxiated, construction vehicle, crushing, roll-over, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1253250.015 55 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting

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