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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 136791.015 Event: 06/29/2021Employee Is Killed By Falling Boulder
At 11:15 a.m. on June 29, 2021, an employee was performing rock fall mitigation by scaling the side of a mountain using a mini excavator. While the employee was ascending, the side of the mountain collapsed and a boulder approximately 15 fe et in size fell and crushed the employee inside the mini excavator. The employe e was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, boulder, crushed, excavator, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1539789.015 Fatality Explosives workers

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