Preliminary Report - Fatality #10 - September 15, 2014

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A bulldozer operator was preparing a drill bench on top of an approximately 50 feet highwall. The operator was pushing consolidated material over the edge of the highwall. While performing a push, the bulldozer traveled over the edge of the highwall and fell to the pit bottom. The operator was found unresponsive. First aid and CPR were performed until the coroner arrived and pronounced the victim dead at 1404 hours.