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June 10, 2019 Fatality - Preliminary Report

Accident Report: Fatality Reference

Preliminary Report Overview

The victim was leveling material in a trench made for laying electrical conduit for new plant construction while the Plant Manager was operating a Wacker Neuson WL 36 frontend loader above. The front-end loader was being used to back fill the trench when the bank collapsed causing the front-end loader to slide into the trench. The victim was fatally injured when he was pinned between the front-end loader and a jersey block.

The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determination regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the accident.