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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 136361.015 Event: 06/09/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck And Crushed By Grader
At 4:30 p.m. on June 9, 2021, an employee was working for a logging firm. He was operating a Caterpillar 143H grader. He got out to close a gate. The grader tha t he was operating rolled back, striking and crushing him as he was closing the gate. He suffered multiple injuries to his torso, head, and shoulder. He was kil led. His body was found by a coworker. The coworker had gone up the road to grab a load. When the coworker returned, he found the employee lying in the road. Th e grader was off and located on the side of the road.
Keywords: crushed, elderly, equipment operator, grader, logging, road grader, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1536761.015 Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations

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