Fatal Alert
23-88

EXCAVATOR OPERATOR
AGE: 33 – EXPERIENCE: 15 YRS. – AREA: COASTAL
POSTER # Logging 23-88
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While building grade a hydraulic excavator sat on a short fill area while the Operator replaced a tooth on the bucket. When he raised the boom to resume work, the road gave way, carrying the excavator 900 feet down a 45-55 degree side hill. The Operator was found about 400 feet down the slide with fatal head injuries.
This poster is part of an archival collection of WCB health and safety posters, dating from 1969 until the present time. At the time this poster was originally produced, it reflected the current WCB requirements. In all cases, today's WCB regulation and requirements must be applied to the situation shown in each poster.