Logging Site Heavy Equipment Operator Dies After Being Pinned by the Dozer he was Operating in West Virginia
On August 13, 2003, a 46-year-old unrestrained male-heavy equipment operator (victim)
died of injuries sustained when the dozer he was operating slid backward then rolled
down a steep bank landing on top of him. The victim, who was working alone at the time,
was constructing a skid road. It appeared that the victim had finished constructing a road
parallel to the hillside and then backed down onto the steep hillside below the road.
Tracks indicated that as he attempted to go back up the hill, his forward progress ended
with the dozer’s tracks spinning and digging deep ruts.
|Academic Level||High school|
|Paper Type||Article review|
|Number of Pages||2 Page(s)/550 words|