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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 92262.015 Event: 01/17/2017Employee Struck By Or Fall Hazard And Is Killed
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on January 17, 2017, an employee was assigned his reg ular duties of cleaning around the crushing plant machine with a skid steer. At approximately 3:45 p.m., he departed the worksite as observed by a coworker and proceeded to a McDonalds approximately 0.8 mile away. There, the employee phoned emergency management services. He was transported to a local hospital and died shortly after. The employee died as a result of multiple internal injuries. How these injuries occurred could not be determined during the investigation. Accord ing to initial autopsy findings, the employee's injuries included, but are not l imited to, multiple rib fractures, epicardial hemorrhages of the heart, lacerati ons of the left lung, diaphragm, right kidney, and spleen and abrasions of the r ight upper arm. A cause of death was not determined at the time this report is b eing submitted; however, according to the autopsy report, these injuries are lik ely associated with a crushing injury. It is possible that the employee was eith er struck by or fell but the cause of death was not unknown.
Keywords: crushed, demolition, fall, skidder, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1203855.015 Fatality

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