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Accident: 98021.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Counterweight From An Excavato

Accident: 98021.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 08/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1253686.01508/10/2017Aarcon Enterprises Inc.
At 9:00 a.m. on August 10, 2017, an employee was removing bolts from the counter weight on an excavator. The employee was struck by the counterweight when it fe ll from the excavator and pinned his lower body to the ground. The employee suff ered blunt force trauma to his head and was crushed, killing the employee.
Keywords: crushed, excavator, falling object, pinned, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1253686.015 55 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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