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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 83435.015 Event: 02/27/2016Employee Struck And Killed By Motor Grader
At 12:00 a.m. on February 27, 2016, employee #1 was working for a grading subcon tractor, doing site work at a new construction site. Employee #1 was evaluating ground conditions and walked approximately 12 feet away from a John Deere 672G m otor grader. The motor grader operator was driving in reverse when employee #1 w as struck and run over by the motor grader. Employee #1 was killed. He had been wearing a safety vest. The motor grader was provided with a back-up alarm. The re was communication between employee #1 and the motor grader operator (eye cont act). Training was provided to both the employee and the motor grader operator. It is not clear why employee #1, who was walking parallel and alongside the moto r grader, decided to change paths. There were no eye-witnesses to the event.
Keywords: alarm, backing up, crushed, grader, run over, struck by, wheel
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1129739.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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