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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201523925 Event: 01/08/2012Employee Is Injured When Excavator Tips Over, Later Dies
On January 08, 2012, Employee # 1, an equipment operator, was operating an excavator around the house from the rear toward the front. While operating the equipment, the grading blade on the excavator got caught in the ground, jolting the excavator. As the excavator tipped over, the jolt ejected Employee #1, who fall against the house. Employee #1 was pinned between the machine and the house. He was observed not wearing the seat belt and the door was secured in the open position. The fire department removed Employee #1 from between the excavator and the house. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was administered and then he was transported by ambulance to the hospital with severe chest and upper body trauma. Employee#1 died as a result of his injuries at the hospital.
Keywords: chest, cpr, pin, excavator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316075977 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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