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Inspection: 314893967 - Boulder City Municipal Airport

Inspection Information - Office: Nevada Las Vegas

Nr: 314893967Report ID: 0953220Open Date: 08/26/2011

Boulder City Municipal Airport
1195 Airport Road
Boulder City, NV 89006
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4522/Air Transportation, Nonscheduled
NAICS: 481219/Other Nonscheduled Air Transportation
Mailing: 1201 Airport Road, Boulder City, NV 89006

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/08/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/08/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101045912    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201044591Event: 08/25/2011Employee Is Killed When Struck By Tow Bar
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on August 25, 2011, Employee #1, an airplane mechanic (independent contractor), was found dead in a truck that had crashed into a Grand Canyon Airlines building at the Boulder City Municipal Airport. The driver's side door of the truck was ajar, and his leg was hanging outside of the vehicle. An employee of Grand Canyon Airlines summoned emergency responders, who pronounced Employee #1 dead. The investigation revealed that Employee #1 was disengaging the tow bar, which fell off and struck him. Employee #1 then managed to get into his vehicle before losing consciousness. The Coroner indicated that the cause of death was blunt chest trauma and heart disease (cardiomyopathy and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease).
Keywords: cardiovasc system, heart, unconsciousness, cardiac arrest, collision, truck, cardiovasc disease, struck by, towed equipment
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314893967 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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